Eby Pit compression flora site 1A (Carboniferous of the United States)

Also known as USNM 38367A

Where: Warrick County, Indiana (38.1° N, 87.2° W: paleocoordinates 7.9° S, 24.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Folsomville Member (Petersburg Formation), Westphalian D (311.4 - 306.9 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, gray claystone

• dark, friable, organic-rich claystone.

•Site also contains gray to buff slitstones, which were separated in the laboratory based on field notes and distinctive lithological characteristics. Siltstone fossils were entered as separate collection; USNM Locality #38367B.

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Preservation: adpression, original carbon

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: D. A. Willard, W.A. DiMichele, D.L. Eggert, J.C. Hower, C.B. Rexroad and A.C. Scott. 1995. Paleoecology of the Springfield Coal Member (Desmoinesian, Illinois Basin) near the Leslie Cemetery paleochannel, southwestern Indiana. International Journal of Coal Geology 27:59-98 [H. Sims/H. Sims/J. Cassara]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 10726: authorized by Hallie Sims, entered by Heather Lindon on 18.06.2001, edited by Summer Ostrowski

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Lepidodendrales - Lepidodendraceae
Lepidophloios sp. Sternberg 1825
Reticulopteris muensteri
 Radiatopses - Medullosaceae
Pteridophyta indet. Haeckel 1875
"axes of pteridosperms and ferns"
Lepidocarpon sp. Scott 1900