Second Abden Shale, Level 107 (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (56.1° N, 3.2° W: paleocoordinates 1.8° S, 2.5° E)

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Second Abden Shale Formation, Brigantian (336.0 - 326.4 Ma)

• Brigantian age was shown by Brindley and Spinner 1989, Proc. Yorkshire Geol. Soc. 47:215-231

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: transition zone or lower shoreface; lithified, silty, sandy shale

• Sediments were deposited in a gap between periods of volcanic activity, the series represents a transgression from tidal-flat to subtidal environment.
• thin sections of the shale show it to consist predominantly of clay minerals with varying admixtures of sand and silt sized particles, normally quartz but with some chlorite and feldspar...interlaminations of fine sandy material in their more argillaceous basic substance.

Collection methods: bulk, chemical, mechanical, peel or thin section, sieve,

Primary reference: L. Ferguson. 1962. The paleoecology of a Lower Carboniferous marine transgression. Journal of Paleontology 36:1090-1107 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers/J. Ju]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 6445: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Mike Sommers on 02.03.2000

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Taxonomic list

 Ammodiscoidea - Ammodiscidae
Glomospira sp. Rzehak 1895
 Endothyroidea - Loeblichiidae
 Endothyroidea - Endothyridae
Endothyra sp.
sp. globulus/radiata
 Podocopida - Bairdiidae
 Platycopida - Paraparchitidae
 Productida - Productidae
 Pectinida - Entoliidae
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
Fenestellidae indet., "Fenestella cf. spinulosa" = Spinofenestella spinulosa
"Fenestella cf. spinulosa" = Spinofenestella spinulosa Condra 1902
 Cystoporida - Sulcoreteporidae
 Cryptostomata - Arthrostylidae
Heminematopora sp. Bassler 1952
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
 Coleoloida -
  - Aoujgaliaceae