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Early Devonian brachiopods from Satun Province, southern Thailand

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 July 2015

A. J. Boucot
Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 97331
L. R. M. Cocks
Department of Palaeontology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, U.K.
P. R. Racheboeuf
UMR 5565 du CNRS, Centre des Sciences de la Terre, Université Claude-Bernard, Lyon 1, 43 bd du 11 novembre, F-69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France


Twelve brachiopod taxa are described from the Early Devonian (probable early Emsian) Pa Samed Formation of southern Thailand, including the new genus and species Quasiprosserella samedensis (Ambocoeliidae?) and the new species Plectodonta forteyi, Caplinoplia thailandensis, and Clorinda wongwanichi. They are the first undoubted Devonian brachiopods from Thailand. They represent the deeper-water Benthic Assemblages BA4-5, and, although clearly indicative of the Old World Realm, cannot be assigned to a particular biogeographical region. A new undescribed fauna from the contemporary Zebingyi Formation of Burma (Myanmar) is also noted.

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