Fulda (Permian to of the United States)

Also known as USGS locality number 8877

Where: Baylor County, Texas (33.6° N, 99.0° W: paleocoordinates 0.3° N, 29.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Belle Plains Formation, Sakmarian to Sakmarian (295.5 - 272.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; poorly lithified shale

• the plant-bearing shale is easily eroded and the original deposit probably has been totally destroyed or obscured

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• These specimens were among the collections made by David White in 1910. Material from this area was the source of White's paper (White, D. The characters of the fossil plant Gigantopteris Schenk and its occurence in North America. Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus. 41:493-516. 1912.) dealing with Gigantopteris americana.

•However, the material discussed in Mamay 1954, 1976 is a mixture of newly collected material and White's material. Mamay (1976) states that he was unable to exactly relocate White's localities, although the name of one of White's localities (Castle Hollow) may correspond to the description of Mamay (1976) of a broad depression with fossiliferous shale outcropping around its rim.

Primary reference: S. H. Mamay. 1976. Paleozoic origin of the cycads. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 934 [H. Sims/S. Ostrowski]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 11152: authorized by Hallie Sims, entered by Summer Ostrowski on 23.07.2001, edited by Heather Lindon and Emma Dunne

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Temnospondyli - Dissorophidae
Parioxys ferricolus2 Cope 1878 tetrapod
MCZ 1545 (hindlimb)
 Sphenophyllales -
Sphenophyllum sp.1 K├Ânig 1825
 Peltaspermales - Peltaspermaceae
Callipteris sp.1 Brongniart 1849
Odontopteris sp.1 Brongniart 1825
 Radiatopses - Medullosaceae
Neuropteris sp.1 Brongniart 1828
  - Neuropteridae
Daubreeia sp.1 Zeiller 1888
 Equisetales - Equisetidae
Annularia sp.1 Sternberg 1821
Poacordaites sp.1 Grand'Eury 1877
 Filicinae -
Pecopteris sp.1 Brongniart 1822
Lepidophyllum sp.1 Brongniart 1828
 Cycadales -
Taeniopteris sp.1 Brongniart 1828 cycads
Diplothmema sp.1 Stur 1877
Lebachia sp.1 Florin 1938
Walchia sp.1 Sternberg 1825
 Lepidodendrales - Lepidodendraceae
Aspidiopsis sp.1 Potonie 1893
  - Sigillariaceae
Sigillaria sp.1 Brongniart 1822
 Gigantopteridales - Gigantopteridaceae
 Cordaitanthales -
Cordaites sp.1 Unger 1850
 Pinales -
Gomphostrobus sp.1 Marion 1890
Aphlebia sp.1 Presl 1838
 Pinidae - Pinidae
Araucarites sp.1 Presl 1833