Short Mountain, Southeat of Devils Nose, Morgan, West Virginia (Carboniferous of the United States)

Also known as Read (1955) Locality 17

Where: Morgan County, West Virginia (39.6° N, 78.1° W: paleocoordinates 17.8° S, 25.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Triphyllopteris zone, Pocono Formation, Visean (346.7 - 330.9 Ma)

• "Hedges shale in coal prospects" Read (1955) p. 15.

•"In the Meadow Branch syncline, West Virginia and Mayland, it has already been indicated that there is a question regarding the correlationof the units assigned in the past to the Pocono Formation (Stose and Swartz, 1912) The rock sequence, as preveously described, is as follows: (desending order) Pinkerton Ss, 125 feet; Myers shale (red), 800-1200 feet; Hedges shale (coal bearing), 200 feet; Purslane sandstone, 320 feet; and Rock well formation, 500 feet. The coal-bearing Hedges shale contains a flora .... of the Triphyllopteris zone, wides spread in the upper part of the Pocono" Read (1955), p. 10.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified shale

• "Hedges shale in coal prospects" Read (1955) p. 15. "The coal-bearing Hedges shale" Read (1955), p. 10.

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: C. B. Read. 1955. Floras of the Pocono and Price Sandstone in parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper (263)1-32 [H. Sims/C. Metz/P. Novack-Gottshall]more details

PaleoDB collection 26052: authorized by Anne Raymond, entered by Cheryl Metz on 01.10.2002

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Taxonomic list

 Filicales -
Triphyllopteris lescuriana Meek 1875
Rhodea vepertina n. sp.
frond, "most widely distributed and most abundant plant species in the lower Mississppian of th Appalachian trough"
Carpolithes sp. Schlotheim 1820