Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Ph. D., Department of Geology, Payame Noor University, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Research Institute for Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Iran, Theran, Iran

3 Professor, Department of Geology, Islamic Azad University, North Tehran Branch, Theran, Iran

4 Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Payame Noor University, Iran


Considering  importance of ammonite fauna in biostratigraphy and sedimentary basins and due to the lack of studies on the ammonite fauna in the Kazhdumi Formation, the Nar stratigraphic section was selected and studied in the coastal Fars, northeast of Kangan (East Bushehr). The formation with a thickness of 87 meters in the studied section contains alternation of cream to brown limestone and brownish red marl. The lower boundary with the carbonate of the underlying Dariyan Formation is unconformable and in the upper boundary is gradually covered by the Madoud Member of Sarvak Formation. In the present study, 110 ammonites have been collected which are belong to three genera and seven species. These include Knemiceras sp., Knemiceras persicum, Knemiceras dubertreti, Knemiceras syriacum,  Knemiceras comperessum, Tegoceras camatteanum and Lyelliceras lyelli. Based on these one subzone was differentiated indicating a late Early to Middle Albian age for the formation.