Cottonwood River Bridge, shale parting, Elmdale (Carboniferous of the United States)

Also known as Kellett 63

Where: Kansas (38.4° N, 96.6° W: paleocoordinates 2.1° S, 28.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Elmdale Formation, Gzhelian (303.7 - 298.9 Ma)

• Only shale parting in the massive buff limestone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, carbonaceous shale

• Very carbonaceous fossiliferous shale on top of the massive buff limestone

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: B. Kellett. 1933. Ostracodes of the Upper Pennsylvanian and the Lower Permian strata of Kansas: I. the Aparchitidae, Beyrichiidae, Glyptopleuridae, Kloedenellidae, Kirkbyiidae, and Youngiellidae. Journal of Paleontology 7(1):59-108 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 133148: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 03.09.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Leperditellocopida - Scrobiculidae
"Amphissites simplicissimus" = Roundyella simplicissima
"Amphissites simplicissimus" = Roundyella simplicissima Knight 1928 ostracod
 Podocopida - Acratiidae
Acratia ? typica Delo 1930 ostracod
 Podocopida - Bairdiocyprididae
"Bythocypris pediformis" = Pseudobythocypris pediformis Knight 1928 ostracod
Silenites lenticularis Knight 1928 ostracod
 Platycopida - Cavellinidae
Cavellina nebrascensis Geinitz 1866 ostracod
 Palaeocopida - Kellettinidae
"Ulrichia robusta" = Kellettina robusta
"Ulrichia robusta" = Kellettina robusta Kellett 1933 ostracod