Nainital, Krol E (Ediacaran of India)

Where: India (29.4° N, 79.4° E: paleocoordinates 2.3° N, 161.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Krol E Member (Kauriyala Formation), Ediacaran (635.0 - 541.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: peritidal; lithified siltstone and lithified, silty dolomite

• siltstone, silty/cherty dolomite

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Primary reference: G. Jiang, N. Christie-Blick, A. J. Kaufman, D. M. Banerjee, and V. Rai. 2002. Sequence stratigraphy of the Neoproterozoic Infra Krol Formation and Krol Group, Lesser Himalaya, India. Journal of Sedimentary Research 72(4):524-542 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 99446: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 11.11.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• fossil list from Mathur and Shanker (1989, 1990) and Shanker et al. (1997)
Tirasiana sp. jellyfish
Conomedusites sp. Glaessner and Wade 1966 jellyfish
Medusinites sp. Sprigg 1949
listed as Mesuainites
 Actiniaria -
 Kimberellomorpha -
Kimberella sp. Glaessner 1959
 Arboreomorpha -
Beltanella sp. Sprigg 1947
Sekwia sp. Hofmann 1981