Locality 1 Coal Bank Hollow (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Montgomery County, Virginia (37.3° N, 80.4° W: paleocoordinates 27.5° S, 29.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Price Formation, Tournaisian (358.9 - 346.7 Ma)

• A detailed section of this site (with lithologies including sandstone, siltstone, claystone, and mudstone) was given by Brown (1983), who placed it in the upper part of the Price Formation. The

•fine-grained intervals are near the base of the section; a coal layer is near the top.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deltaic; gray shale

• They are either delta plain (Facies 7 of Kreisa and Bambach, 1973) or swamp (Facies

•8 of Kreisa and Bambach, 1973).

• Jennings et al. (1983, p. 963): The Price Formation in southwestern VA consists of a basal member that is predominantly coarse sandstone and conglomerate, and an upper member that is dominated by siltstone and shale in which coal seams are present and which contain the plant fossils.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: mechanical,

Primary reference: S.E. Scheckler. 1978. Outcrops of the Price Formation (Lower Mississippian). Fieldtrip Guidebook, Paleobotany Section of the Botanical Society of America, Department of Biology, Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 1-10 [R. Plotnick/R. Plotnick]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 21202: authorized by Bill Stein, entered by Nicole Smith on 20.06.2002, edited by Roy Plotnick

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Euchelicerata
 Eurypterida - Hibbertopteridae
Cyrtoctenus bambachi2 Plotnick and Lamsdell 2022 eurypterid
Pteropsida
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Rhodea sp. Presl 1838
Lycopsida
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 Lepidodendrales - Lepidodendraceae
Lepidophylloides sp. Snigirevskaya 1958