Lookout Mountain (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Chatooga County, Georgia (34.5° N, 85.5° W: paleocoordinates 12.3° S, 25.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Whitwell Shale Member (Crab Orchard Mountain Formation), Pennsylvanian (323.2 - 298.9 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandy siltstone and siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, trace

Reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: W. J. Schneck and W. J. Fritz. 1985. An Amphibian Trackway (Cincosaurus cobbi) from the Lower Pennsylvanian ("Pottsville") of Lookout Mountain, Georgia: A First Occurrence. Journal of Paleontology 59(5):1243-1250 [M. Uhen/S. Alam/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 150407: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Shahed Alam on 08.09.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Temnospondyli - Dissorophidae
Cincosaurus cobbi Aldrich and Jones 1930 tetrapod
 Equisetales - Equisetidae
Calamites sp. Suckow 1784
 Filicinae -
"Alethopteris sp." = Pecopteris (Alethopteris)
"Alethopteris sp." = Pecopteris (Alethopteris) Sternberg 1825
  - Sphenopteridae
Lyginopteris sp. Potonie 1897
 Lepidodendrales - Lepidodendraceae
Lepidodendron sp. Sternberg 1820
  - Sigillariaceae
Sigillaria sp. Brongniart 1822