Mud, sample M08-21, Brayardites compressus 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: Brayardites compressus 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 139642: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 15.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Ceratitida - Arctoceratidae
Brayardites compressus Brühwiler et al. 2010 ceratite
 Ceratitida - Paranoritidae
? Galfettites sp. Brayard and Bucher 2008 ceratite
 Ceratitida - Proptychitidae
? Pseudaspidites sp. Spath 1934 ceratite
Tulongites xiaoqiaoi Brühwiler et al. 2010 ceratite
 Ceratitida - Melagathiceratidae
Jinyaceras hindostanum Diener 1897 ceratite
 Ceratitida - Aspenitidae
Aspenites acutus Hyatt and Smith 1905 ceratite
Pseudaspenites cf. layeriformis Welter 1922 ceratite