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

Also known as Read (1955) locality 22

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 below Merrimac coal" Read (1955), p. 16.

•"In fine-grained sandstone and siltstone beds that underlie the Merrimac coal bed and which are probably above the Langhorne coal bed" Read (1955) p. 11.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified sandstone and lithified siltstone

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

•"In fine-grained sandstone and siltstone beds that underlie the Merrimac coal bed and which are probably above the Langhorne coal bed, there were collected, a few hundred yards farther down this same road(Along the secondary road leading from Vicker to the Merrimac mine), a 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 26266: authorized by Anne Raymond, entered by Cheryl Metz on 10.10.2002

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Taxonomic list

Pteridopsida
 Filicales -
Triphyllopteris lescuriana Meek 1875
fronds
Lycopsida
  -
Lepidodendropsis vandergrachti
""This species is fairly common." Read (1955) p. 26