Upper Freeport Coal Southeastern Ohio (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Athens County, Ohio (39.3° N, 82.1° W: paleocoordinates 9.1° S, 20.4° W)

When: Pennsylvanian (323.2 - 298.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shale

• 10 years of strip mining results in about 20 miles of essentially continous exposures of the coal. In this area flora occurs in a discontinous shale parting in the coal. The shale parting ranges from a few inches up to three feet in thickness.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Primary reference: M. L. Abbott. 1968. Lycopsid Stems and Roots and Sphenopsid Fructification and Stems from the Upper Freeport Coal of Southeastern Ohio. Palaeontographica Americana 6(38):5-49 [R. Gastaldo/J. Allen]more details

PaleoDB collection 10756: authorized by Robert Gastaldo, entered by Jonathan Allen on 19.06.2001

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Taxonomic list

Palaeostachya elongata
 Equisetales - Equisetidae
 Lepidodendrales - Lepidodendraceae
  - Sigillariaceae
 Sphenophyllales -
 Calamitales -