Mud, sample M08-29, Escarguelites spitiensis beds (Triassic of India)

Where: Himachal Pradesh, India (32.0° N, 78.0° E: paleocoordinates 43.5° S, 60.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Escarguelites spitiensis horizon ammonoid zone, Limestone and Shale Member (Mikin Formation), Smithian (251.3 - 247.2 Ma)

• Middle-Late Smithian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified shale and lithified limestone

• Dark shale with intercalated limestone, nodular limestone and diagenetic nodules

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: T. Brühwiler, H. Bucher, and L. Krystyn. 2012. Middle and Late Smithian (Early Triassic) ammonoids from Spiti, India. Special Papers in Palaeontology 88:115-174 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139635: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 15.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Ceratitida - Kashmiritidae
Hanielites elegans Welter 1922 ceratite
 Ceratitida - Arctoceratidae
Escarguelites spitiensis Brühwiler et al. 2012 ceratite
Nuetzelia himalayica Brühwiler et al. 2012 ceratite
Nammalites pilatoides Guex 1978 ceratite
 Ceratitida - Paranoritidae
Galfettites omani Brühwiler and Bucher 2012 ceratite
 Ceratitida - Hedenstroemiidae
Pseudosageceras multilobatum Noetling 1905 ceratite