Jackson Locality Michigan Coal Basin (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Jackson County, Michigan (42.3° N, 84.4° W: paleocoordinates 5.7° S, 20.8° W)

When: Saginaw Group, Pennsylvanian (323.2 - 298.9 Ma)

• Found in ironstone and shale found only in place at the Grand Ledge localiy, assumed that these pieces were carried by ice from near there to the Jackson site.

Environment/lithology:

• Plants found in clay ironstone nodules and pieces of dark shale.

Preservation: adpression

Primary reference: C. A. Arnold. 1949. Fossil Flora of the Michigan Coal Basin. Contributions from the Musuem of Paleontology: University of Michigan 7(9):131-269 [R. Gastaldo/J. Allen]more details

PaleoDB collection 10778: authorized by Robert Gastaldo, entered by Jonathan Allen on 22.06.2001

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Sphenopteridae
  - Sphenopteridae
Sphenopteris sp. Sternberg 1825
 Radiatopses - Medullosaceae
Cladoxylopsida
 Zygopteridae - Zygopteridae
Spermatites
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Pinopsida
 Cordaitanthales -
Physostoma
  -
 Gigantopteridales - Gigantopteridaceae
"Megalopteris kellyi" = Gigantopteris
"Megalopteris kellyi" = Gigantopteris
Ginkgoopsida
 Callistophytales -
Eremopteris sp. Schimper 1869