"First" or "Six inch" coal (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (53.3° N, 2.0° W: paleocoordinates 0.0° S, 7.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Westphalian A (318.1 - 314.6 Ma)

• "The 'First' or 'Six inch' coal at Stalybridge, Cheshire (lower Westphalian A), which is slightly below the Union seam (Stopes and Watson, 1908)... Stopes and Watson described the occurrence of coal balls in a coal seam referred to as 'First coal' on a horizon much below the 'Upper Foot' coal. This flora...is considered as slightly older than any other coal-ball flora in Lancashire and Yorkshire." (Galtier 1997)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coal and coal ball

Preservation: permineralized

Primary reference: J. Galtier. 1997. Coal-ball floras of the Namurian-Westphalian of Europe. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 95:51-72 [H. Sims/J. Cassara/J. Cassara]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37359: authorized by Hallie Sims, entered by Jason Cassara on 14.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Coenopteridales -
unclassified
  -
Polypodiopsida
 Equisetales - Equisetidae
Pachytesta
  -
Pinopsida
 Cordaitanthales -
 Cordaitanthales - Cordaitanthaceae
Mitrospermum compressum Williamson 1910
 Coniferales -
Equisetopsida
 Sphenophyllales -
Anachoropteris
  -
Bothrodendron
  -
Sphenopteridae
  - Sphenopteridae
Spencerites insignis
  -
Spencerites insignis Williamson 1897
Miadesmia membranacea
  -
Miadesmia membranacea Bertrand 1895
Lepidocarpon
  -
Myeloxylon
  -
Myeloxylon sp. Brongniart 1849
Sigillariaceae
  - Sigillariaceae
 Lepidodendrales - Lepidodendraceae
Lagenostoma
  -
Lagenostoma ovoides
  -
Lagenostoma ovoides Williamson 1876
 Cordaitales -
Amyelon radicans Williamson 1874
Stigmaria ficoides
  -
Stigmaria ficoides Sternberg 1822
Medullosa anglica
  -
"Medullosa anglica" = Pecopteromedullosa anglica
"Medullosa anglica" = Pecopteromedullosa anglica Scott 1899