Introducing Paleozoic (Devonian, Carboniferous and Permian) Scaphopoda from Iran

Category Paleontology and Stratigraphy
Group GSI.IR
Location The 24 Symposium of Geosciences
Author Mehdi Yazdi
Holding Date 27 August 2007


In this research three areas in Iran were checked regarding to the presence of Scaphopoda remains. The first area is; north of Isfahan or Devonian scaphopods in the Zefreh and Soh  sections, second is; Carboniferous scaphopods from Shotori Range (Kale Sardar, North of Tabas) and the last locality is; Chahreseh (north of Isfahan). Permian (Guadalupian) scaphpoda in the Chahreseh can be collected from a marine unite. According to macrofossils and conodonts that were recovered from Zefreh and Soh sections, scaphopods from these sections can be dated as: Middle to late Devonian (Eifelian, Givetian to Frasnian). Based on associating conodonts with Kale Sardar scaphopods the age of recovered scaphopod (Prodentalium) is Carboniferous or Visean.  Prodentalium is reporting from Iran for the first time. Since all recovered scaphopods from Permian of Chahreseh are internal mould, the author could not get into systematic level at this stage. Further research and collecting should be done on the Permian scaphopods in order to clarify systematic diagnosis. All remains from Devonian scaphopods from north of Isfahan (Devonian) are internal mould (Zefreh), or changed into Aluminosilicates (Soh). All recovered scaphopods from Iran confirmed that at the time of their living environment was shallow, sandy and sluggish and the depth of water was similar to the environment that they are living at present time in the world

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