Kalyan Halder


I was initially interested in fossil nautiloids (Mollusca) and earned my Ph. D. from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2003 on the Jurassic nautiloids from Kutch, Gujarat. In my dissertation, a comprehensive taxonomy of the Jurassic nautiloids and their evolutionary palaeobiological aspects had been studied.

Recently, I am trying to broaden my horizon by including other fossil molluscs (classes Bivalvia and Gastropoda) from other times (Cenozoic) and other basins (such as Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat (Saurashtra), Manipur, Kerala). More recent studies have concentrated on the molluscan fauna from the Cenozoic of Kutch. Modern taxonomic treatment of this fauna, especially from the Early Palaeogene, is now in progress.

My long-term research goals include:

1. A study of the palaeobiographical evolution of the Cenozoic basins of India

2. Palaeoecological study of selected Cenozoic basins of India

3. Studies on molluscan diversity changes through the Cenozoic

4. Rigorous systematic and phylogenetic studies of a number of marine mollusc groups

5. Monographic revisionary treatments of some selected fossil molluscs


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West Bengal, India

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Email: kalyan.geol at presiuniv.ac.in
alternate E-mail: hridimajhi at gmail.com

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