A study on Microvertebrate Fossils from the Eocene Kapurdi Formation, Barmer District of Rajasthan: Implications for Age and Palaeoenvironment
The aim of this project is to extract and study microvertebrate fossil remains from the Kapurdi Formation of Barmer, Rajasthan. The project includes processing of samples, extraction of fossils from screen-washed residue, and identification of fossil taxa. Furthermore, these fossils have been used to determine the relative age of the fossil-yielding rock strata and their depositional environment.
The age and palaeoenvironment of the locality are interpreted using the fossil assemblage. The age is found to be Middle Eocene and the environment, shallow marine and tropical. The conclusions regarding palaeoenvironment are supported by the grain size and mineralogy of the sample.
Keywords: Microvertebrate extraction, relative age estimation, palaeoecology, systematic palaeontology, Elasmobranchii