Document Type : Original Paper


Department of Ecology, Institute of Science, High Technology and Environmental Sciences, Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Kerman,


The aim of this study is to analyze the assemblage of trilobites in the Silurian sequences of Iran by exploring stratigraphic section of the Silurian Niur Formation (Asadli section).  Based on comprehensive field studies and laboratory investigations three Trilobite genera were identified in the study area including Calymene blumenbachii, Gravicalymene convolva, Dalmanites brevigladiolus and Calymene sp. according to this trilobite assemblage a Rhuddanian to Telychian stages (Llandovery) is suggested for deposition of the study strata. The recognized trilobite fauna will be used as a base for future geological studies on the Silurian strata in Kopeh-Dagh Basin. This is the first report of trilobites from the Silurian (Llandovery) Niur Formation in Asadli section, north- east, Iran.


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