Cottonwood Falls Quarry (Permian of the United States)

Also known as Kellett 73

Where: Kansas (38.4° N, 96.5° W: paleocoordinates 0.8° S, 27.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Florena Formation, Asselian (298.9 - 295.5 Ma)

• Shale member immediately above Cottonwood Falls limestone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified shale

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: B. Kellett. 1933. Ostracodes of the Upper Pennsylvanian and the Lower Permian strata of Kansas: I. the Aparchitidae, Beyrichiidae, Glyptopleuridae, Kloedenellidae, Kirkbyiidae, and Youngiellidae. Journal of Paleontology 7(1):59-108 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 95361: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 13.04.2010

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Taxonomic list

 Platycopida - Sansabellidae
"Jonesina bolliaformis" = Sansabella bolliaformis
"Jonesina bolliaformis" = Sansabella bolliaformis Ulrich and Bassler 1906 ostracod
 Platycopida - Paraparchitidae
Pseudoparaparchites kansensis n. gen. Kellett 1933 ostracod
 Podocopida - Bairdiocyprididae
"Bythocypris pediformis" = Pseudobythocypris pediformis2
"Bythocypris pediformis" = Pseudobythocypris pediformis2 Knight 1928 ostracod
 Podocopida - Bairdiidae
"Bairdia florenaensis" = Orthobairdia texana1 Harlton 1927 ostracod
7 small, 1 large
Bairdia (Bairdia) hassi3 Sohn 1960 ostracod
Bairdia hassi4 Sohn 1960 ostracod
"Bairdia marmorea" = Bairdia beedei1 Ulrich and Bassler 1906 ostracod
Rectobairdia symmetrica4 Cooper 1946 ostracod
Bairdia hurwitzi4 Coryell and Booth 1933 ostracod
Common but only 8 picked out
 Palaeocopida - Kirkbyidae
"Kirkbya wymani" = Aurikirkbya wymani, "Amphissites pinguis" = Shleesha pinguis
"Kirkbya wymani" = Aurikirkbya wymani Kellett 1933 ostracod
"Amphissites pinguis" = Shleesha pinguis Ulrich and Bassler 1906 ostracod
 Palaeocopida - Knightinidae
Knightina texana Harlton 1928 ostracod
 Palaeocopida - Kellettinidae
"Ulrichia robusta" = Kellettina robusta2
"Ulrichia robusta" = Kellettina robusta2 Kellett 1933 ostracod