Cambrian Trilobite Biostratigraphy of the Indian Himalaya
My master's research, conducted under the advisement of Nigel Hughes
the University of California, Riverside, was largely a classic biostratigraphy study. Nigel, a group of collaborators and I
traveled to the Zanskar Range of the Greater Himalaya, Kashmir, India during the summer of 2001 to study Cambrian aged
trilobites. Once back in Riverside, I described the trilobites we collected in India erected a biostratigraphic
framework so that Zanskar strata could be placed into the global Cambrian time scale. This research was part of a much
large project to understand the stratigraphy of the Cambrian System of the Indian Himalaya, and my master's research results
have been incorporated into a larger monograph that includes research conducted by other UCR master's students and students
from the Nanjing Institute of Paleontology in China.
- Peng, S., N.C. Hughes, N.A. Heim, B.K. Sell, X. Zhu, P.M. Myrow, and S.K. Parcha. 2009. Cambrian trilobites from the Parahio and Zanskar Valleys, Indian Himalaya. Journal of Paleontology, 83(sp. 71): 1-95.
- Myrow, P.M., Snell, K.E., Hughes, N.C., Paulsen, T.S., Heim, N.A., Parcha, S.K. 2006. Cambrian depositional history of the Zanskar Valley region of the Indian Himalaya: tectonic implications. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 76: 364-381.