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Preliminary observations on a possibly complete Permian-Triassic boundary section at Pahlgam, Kashmir, India

Gupta, V. J.; Brookfield, M. E.

Newsletters on Stratigraphy Volume 17 Number 1 (1986), p. 29 - 35

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published: Jul 12, 1986

DOI: 10.1127/nos/17/1986/29

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New sections described from Pahlgam, Kashmir, possibly represent the thickest and most complete Permian-Triassic sections yet described from Kashmir. In contrast to the Guryul ravine and adjacent sections, the Pahlgam sections show no signs of sedimentary breaks and appear to have been laid down in a rapidly subsiding deltaic environment, possibly within a late Permian graben. Faunas are relatively abundant, and preliminary evaluations suggest that much of the late Permian is present. The purpose of this note is to document primarily the lithostratigraphy and environments, and draw attention to the possibility of a complete unbroken section across the Permian-Triassic boundary.