Paleontology of the Rustler formation, Culberson County, Texas,-104.1511,31.75,31.5
dc.creatorWalter, Joseph C.
dc.descriptionTo obtain a print version of this publication visit: and search for: RI0019. "Based on ... [the author's] thesis presented to ... the University of Texas ... for the degree of master of arts, August, 1951." "Reprinted from Journal of paleontology, vol. 27, no. 5, September 1963."
dc.description.abstractThe fossils described in this paper substantiate the Permian age of the Rustler formation. The Rustler fauna is largely molluscan and has a Whitehorse aspect. Four species of the Rustler fauna are similar to species from Russian and Indian faunas, suggesting possible correlations with Upper Permian rocks. Environments have had more influence on the fauna than has geologic age, giving the Rustler fauna a striking resemblance to faunas of older Permian rocks which occupied similar biotopes. The Rustler fauna is large and varied, containing 35 species of invertebrates. Because of the fragmentary condition of the fossils, many species are uncertainly identified.
dc.description.departmentUT Libraries
dc.description.departmentBureau of Economic Geology
dc.format.dimensions679-702 p., [4] p. of plates : ill., fold. col. map (incl. profiles) ; 25 cm.
dc.publisherUniversity of Texas at Austin. Bureau of Economic Geology
dc.relation.ispartofVirtual Landscapes of Texas
dc.relation.ispartofReport of Investigations
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReport of Investigations (University of Texas at Austin. Bureau of Economic Geology), no. 19
dc.subjectPaleontology -- Texas -- Culberson County
dc.titlePaleontology of the Rustler formation, Culberson County, Texas

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