Lower Triassic conodonts are reported from limestones, interpreted as a possible submarine slump, exposed along the new Kuala Lipis -Gua Musang highway, northwest Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. The co-occurrence of Neospathodus triangularis (Bender), Platyvillosus costatus (Staesch), Neospathodus dieneri Sweet and Platyvillosus hamadai Koike in the fauna indicates a Scythian (late Smithian) age. Platyvillosus hamadai is unknown from the Peri-Gondwana province and its occurrence in the fauna supports a pre-Early Triassic rifting of the Malay Peninsula from Gondwana.
- Received June 1, 1990.
- Accepted November 1, 1991.
- © 1992 The Micropalaeontological Society