Losar, Spiti area, Fenestella Shale, sample HS430, Himachal Pradesh (Carboniferous of India)

Where: India (32.4° N, 77.7° E: paleocoordinates 57.5° S, 72.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Fenestella Shale Formation (Po Group), Bashkirian (323.2 - 315.2 Ma)

• 60 to 100 m above sample HS429; probably latest Bashkirian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; lithified shale

• black shelfal mudrocks with phosphatic nodules

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. Garzanti, L. Angiolini, H. Brunton, D. Sciunnach, and M. Balini. 1998. The Bashkirian "Fenestella Shales" and the Moscovian "Chaetetid Shales" of the Tethys Himalaya (South Tibet, Nepal and India). Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 16:119-141 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 67705: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 06.12.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Productida - Echinoconchidae
 Terebratulida - Dielasmatidae
 Spiriferida - Strophopleuridae
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchoporidae
Rhynchopora sp. King 1865