Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 13 Issue 1

The Tethyan legacy - The origin and dispersion of Indian Ocean Echinoids.

H. Barrclough Fell

Palaeontological evidence suggests that peninsular India has occupied the coral reef belt of the Tethyan region continuously since at least the late Jurassic. This seems to contradict palaeomagnetic evidence of India's supposed translocation from a southern Gondwanaland since the Jurassic. The corals, echinoids and other marine invertebrates of peninsular India appear to be closely related or identical with Eurasian forms continuously since at least late Jurassic times, and to have a tropical, not an antarctic, facies.

Date : 30-06-1971