Second Abden topozone 1 & 2, Second Abden Limestone, Fife (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (56.2° N, 3.1° W: paleocoordinates 1.7° S, 2.5° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Second Abden Limestone Formation, Brigantian (336.0 - 326.4 Ma)

• Brigantian age was shown by Brindley and Spinner 1989, Proc. Yorkshire Geol. Soc. 47:215-231.

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; shale

• "Shale, very shallow, possibly brackish; BA1"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: L. Ferguson. 1962. The paleoecology of a Lower Carboniferous marine transgression. Journal of Paleontology 36:1090-1107 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers/J. Ju]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 565: authorized by Jack Sepkoski, entered by Mike Sommers on 14.01.1999, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• "L. Ferguson, 1962. The paleoecol. of a lower Carb. marine transgression. J. Paleo 36:1090-1107"
Ostracoda
 Platycopida - Paraparchitidae
Paraparchites sp. Ulrich and Bassler 1906 ostracod
Strophomenata
 Productida -
Productida indet. Sarycheva and Sokolskaya 1959
productids
 Productida - Productidae
Eomarginifera sp. Muir-Wood 1930
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
Crurithyris sp. George 1931
 Orthida - Schizophoriidae
Schizophoria sp. King 1850
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Disciniidae
Orbiculoidea sp. d'Orbigny 1847
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
Lingula sp. BruguiƩre 1797
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Deltopectinidae
Streblopteria sp. McCoy 1851 scallop
 Pectinida - Pterinopectinidae
Dunbarella sp. Newell 1938 scallop
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
Actinopteria sp. Hall 1884 oyster
 Pholadomyida - Edmondiidae
Edmondia sp. de Koninck 1841 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nuculopsis sp. Girty 1912 nut clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculana sp. Link 1807 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae
Bucanopsis sp. Ulrich and Scofield 1897 snail
 Murchisoniina - Gosseletinidae
Glabrocingulum sp. Thomas 1940 snail
 Murchisoniina - Murchisoniidae
Aclisina sp. de Koninck 1881 snail
 Murchisoniina - Soleniscidae
Soleniscus sp. Meek and Worthen 1860 snail
Cephalopoda
 Pseudorthocerida - Pseudorthoceratidae
Gnathostomata
  -
? Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
fish remains - originally entered as "? Osteichthyes indet."