Late Miocene radiolarian biostratigraphy and paleoceanography of Sawai Bay formation, Neill Island, Andamans, India

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dc.contributor.author Gupta, S.M.
dc.contributor.author Srinivasan, M.S.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-08T11:35:00Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-08T11:35:00Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.citation Micropaleontology, Vol.38; 209-235p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/3010
dc.description.abstract Late Miocene radiolarian zones are encountered from mudstone strata of Sawai Bay Formation, Neill Island, Andamans. Percentage data of forty-five coarser taxonomic groups of radiolarians were subjected to Q-mode cluster analysis. Based on the ecology of the modern homeomorphs of the dominant radiolarian groups, it is suggested that cluster A and cluster B indicate colder and warmer periods, respectively. Subcluster B1 indicates surface-water fauna and subcluster B2 represents subsurface water fauna. Dominance of subcluster B2 in Didymocyrtis antepenultima zone (8.5-7.2 Ma) suggests that subsurface fauna was thriving more probably due to the monsoonal upwelling during warmer periods. This finding is also substantiated with diatom/radiolaria ratio. Presence and absence of deep (1200-2000 m) and intermediate (700-1200 m) water dwelling radiolarians like the Plectopyramids, Botryostrobus and Sethoperinids groups indicate basinal shallowing during Late Miocene. It may be due to subduction of the Indian plate below the Asian plate, coupled with huge sediment discharged from the Irrawaddy River of Burma during monsoon dominated warmer periods (5.0-6.3 and 8.5-7.7 Ma) in Late Miocene
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Micropaleontology Press
dc.rights Copyright [1992]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.title Late Miocene radiolarian biostratigraphy and paleoceanography of Sawai Bay formation, Neill Island, Andamans, India
dc.type Journal Article


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