Muth-Shian, Himachal Himalaya, India (Silurian of India)

Also known as Reef 1795

Where: India (32.0° N, 78.1° E: paleocoordinates 29.5° S, 144.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Takche Formation, Wenlock (433.4 - 427.4 Ma)

• Age uncertain but most likely Wenlockian following: Brunton, F.R., Smith, L., Dixon, O.A., Copper, P., Nestor, H., 1998. Silurian reef episodes, changing seascapes, and paleobiogeography. New York State Museum Bulletin 491, 265-282.

•Fossil data comprise whole formation, but are only from reefal horizons

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified, dolomitic framestone and lithified wackestone

• Framestone with stromatoporoids, biaclastic wacke/packstone and bioturbated mudstones

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: O. M. Bhargava and U. K. Bassi. 1986. Silurian reefal buildups: Spiti-Kinnaur, Himachal Himalaya, India. Facies 15:35-52 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 36259: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 21.01.2004, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Phacopida - Calymenidae
Calymene sp. Brongniart 1822 trilobite
 Phacopida - Cheiruridae
Cheirurus sp. Beyrich 1845 trilobite
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Cephalopoda
 Orthocerida - Orthoceratidae
Orthoceras sp. Breynius 1832
Crinoidea
  -
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
Strophomenata
 Productida - Chonetidae
Chonetes sp. Fischer de Waldheim 1830
Rhynchonellata
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
Atrypa sp. Dalman 1828
 Orthida - Orthidae
Orthis sp. Dalman 1828
Anthozoa
 Favositida - Favositidae
Favosites spitiensis tabulate coral
 Heliolitida - Halysitidae
Halysites wallachi tabulate coral
Halysites catenularia Linnaeus 1767 tabulate coral
ssp. kanurensis
 Heliolitida - Proporidae
Propora sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Cyathophyllidae
Cyathophyllum sp. Goldfuss 1826 horn coral
Stromatoporoidea
 Stromatoporida - Stromatoporidae
Rhodophyceae
  - Solenoporaceae
Parachaetetes sp. Deninger 1906
 Ichnofossils -
Planolites sp. Nicholson 1873