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)
Scyphozoa
  -
Tirasiana sp. jellyfish
Conomedusites sp. Glaessner and Wade 1966 jellyfish
Cyclozoa
  -
Medusinites sp. Sprigg 1949
listed as Mesuainites
Anthozoa
 Actiniaria -
 Kimberellomorpha -
Kimberella sp. Glaessner 1959
 Arboreomorpha -
Beltanella
  -
Beltanella sp. Sprigg 1947
Sekwia
  -
Sekwia sp. Hofmann 1981