Price Forks Road,upper Price Sandstone, North of Vicker, Virginia (Carboniferous of the United States)

Also known as Read (1955) locality 21

Where: Montgomery County, Virginia (37.2° N, 80.5° W: paleocoordinates 19.2° S, 28.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• "Outcrop of upper part of Price sandstone above Merrimac coal" Read (1955), p. 16.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified shale and lithified siltstone

• "Outcrop of upper part of Price sandstone above Merrimac coal" Read (1955), p. 16.

•"Along the secondary road leading from Vicker to the Merrimac mine, collections in shale and siltsone above the Merrimac coal bed yielded..florule" Read (1955), p. 11.

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

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 26265: authorized by Anne Raymond, entered by Cheryl Metz on 10.10.2002

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Taxonomic list

 Filicales -
Rhodea vespertina n. sp.
frond, "most widely distributed and most abundant plant species in the lower Mississippian of the Appalachian trough" Read (1955) p. 22
Lepidodendropsis scobiniformis
"very common species in the Pocono, occurring at most localities where a considerable amount of plant material is obtainable." Read (1955) p. 27