Estudios Geológicos, Vol 75, No 2 (2019)

Aspidella: un fósil de cuerpo blando ediacárico de la Arenisca de Jodhpur (Supergrupo de Marwar), área de Sursagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan occidental, India

V. S. Parihar
Department of Geology, Jai Narain Vyas University, India

H. Ram
Department of Geology, Jai Narain Vyas University, India

S. L. Nama
Department of Geology, Jai Narain Vyas University, India

S. C. Mathur
Department of Geology, Jai Narain Vyas University, India


Se describen en este trabajo los restos bien conservados de Aspidella, fósiles de cuerpo blando ediacáricos de la Arenisca de Jodhpur (Supergrupo de Marwar) el área de Sursagar, Jodhpur, al oeste de Rajasthan, India. Éstos muestran características morfológicas características descritas anteriormente en otros famosos yacimientos fósiles ediacáricos, como los de la Formación de Fermuse (Terranova), Australia meridional y el Mar Blanco de Rusia.

Palabras clave

Aspidella; Arenisca de Jodhpur; Ediacárico; Rajasthan; India

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