• Remarks on the fossil genusVultogryphaea Vyalov (Pelecypoda: Mollusca) with description of a new species from Cretaceous beds of South India

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      Vultogryphaea erumanurensis ; internal characters; geological range

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      Presence of orbicular muscle mark close to hinge margin and typical exogyriid ligamental area characterised by twisted nature, indistinct anterior bourrelet and sharp-crested posterior bourrelet as revealed in our recently acquired material confirms placement of the genusVultogryphaea Vyalov to subfamily Exogyrinae as proposed by Stenzel. New speciesVultogryphaea erumanurensis comes from Erumanur, Vriddachalam area, Tamil Nadu. The present material takes the time range of the genus to Maestrichtian.

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      R M Badve1

      1. Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science, Research Institute, Pune - 411 004, India
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