Arenaceous Mb, Krol Fm., Mussoorie Hills, India - Bir Singh and Rai 1983 (Cambrian to of India)

Where: India (30.5° N, 78.1° E: paleocoordinates 8.2° S, 171.3° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Arenaceous Member (Tal Formation), Tommotian to Tommotian (530.0 - 516.0 Ma)

• the Arenaceous Member marks an increase in sand supply and oxygen from the Underlying Argillaceous Member.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shoreface; lithified sandstone and lithified shale

• fine sand-shale alternating sequence.

Preservation: trace

Collection methods: mechanical,

Primary reference: I. Bir Singh and V. Rai. 1983. Fauna and biogenic structures in Krol-Tal succession (Vendian-Early Cambrian), Lesser Himalaya: their biostratigraphic and palaeoecological significance. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 28:67-90 [M. Patzkowsky/P. Borkow]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 10740: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Phil Borkow on 18.06.2001

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Taxonomic list

• Additional were revisited by the authors in order to make faunal lists for the individual Members: Gansser (1974), Azmi et. al (1981), Azmi (1983), Bhatt et. al (1983), Tiwari (1983), Kumar et. al (1983).
unclassified
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"A" sp.
Habitat: dwelling Probable Trace Marker: worm
"B" sp.
Habitat: crawling Probable Trace Marker: Mollusc
Suznites sp.
Habitat: crawling Probable Trace Marker: Mollusc
"C" sp.
Habitat: crawling Probalbe Trace Marker: worm
Halopa sp.
Habitat: Feeding Probable Trace Marker: worm
"D" sp.
Habitat: Feeding Probable Trace Marker: worm
"E" sp.
Habitat: Feeding Probable Trace Marker: worm
Crossochorda sp.
Habitat: Crawling Probable Trace Marker: Arthropod
"F" sp.
Habitat: Feeding Probable Trace Marker: Arthropod
"G" sp.
Habitat: Crawling Probable Trace Marker: Arthropod
Merostonichnites sp.
Habitat: Crawling Probable Trace Marker: Arthropod
"H" sp.
Habitat: Crawling Probable Trace Marker: Arthropod
"I" sp.
Habitat: Resting Probable Trace Marker: Arthropod
"J" sp.
Habitat: Resting Probable Trace Marker: Arthropod
"K" sp.
Habitat: Resting Probable Trace Marker: Arthropod
"L" sp.
Habitat: Resting Probable Trace Marker: Arthropod
"M" sp.
Habitat: Resting Probable Trace Marker: Arthropod
 Ichnofossils -
Diplichnites sp. Dawson 1873
Habitat: Crawling Probable Trace Marker: Arthropod
Dimorphichnus sp. Seilacher 1955
Habitat: Grazing Probable Trace Marker: Arthropod
Curvolithus sp. Fritsch 1908
Habitat: Crawling Probable Trace Marker: Mollusc
Scolicia sp. de Quatrefages 1849
Habitat: Feeding Probable Trace Marker: Mollusc
Cruziana sp. d'Orbigny 1842
Habitat: Crawling Probable Trace Marker: Arthropod
Monocraterion sp. Torell 1870
Habitat: dwelling Probable Trace Marker: worm
Rosselia sp. Dahmer 1937
Habitat: feeding Probable Trace Marker: worm
Plagiogmus sp. Roedel 1929
Habitat: Feeding Probable Trace Maker: Mollusc
Protichnites sp. Owen 1852
Habitat: Crawling Probable Trace Marker: Arthropod
Planolites sp. Nicholson 1873
Habitat: feeding Probable Trace Marker: worm
Cylindrichnus sp. Toots 1966
Habitat: dwelling Probable Trace Marker: worm
Taphrhelminthopsis sp. Sacco 1888
Habitat: crawling Probable Trace Marker: Mollusc
Skolithos sp. Haldemann 1840
Habitat: dwelling Probable Trace Marker: worm
Monomorphichnus sp. Crimes 1970
Habitat: Grazing Probable Trace Marker: Arthropod
Bifungites sp. Desio 1940
Habitat: feeding Probable Trace Marker: worm
Aulichnites sp. Fenton and Fenton 1937
Habitat: crawling Probable Trace Marker: Mollusc
Chondrites sp. von Sternberg 1833
Habitat: Feeding Probable Trace Marker: Worm
Tasmanadia sp. Chapman 1929
Habitat: Crawling Probable Trace Marker: Arthropod
Phycodes sp. Richter 1850
Habitat: Feeding Probable Trace Marker: worm