Braxton Quarry, near French Lick (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Indiana (38.6° N, 86.7° W: paleocoordinates 9.4° S, 25.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mansfield Formation, Yeadonian (318.1 - 314.6 Ma)

• Namurian C

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; lithified siltstone

• Illinois basin. Inland or embayed tidal setting (Kvame et al. 1989)
• Whetstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by Braxton quarry workers in 1870

• Send by Prof. E. Thompson Nelson of Museum of Hanover College, Indiana. Reposited at Hanover College Museum.

Primary reference: S. I. Smith. 1871. Notice of a fossil insect from the Carboniferous Formation of Indiana. American Journal of Science and Arts, Third Series 1:44-46 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 114465: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 15.08.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Paoliida - Paoliidae
Paolia vetusta n. gen. n. sp.
Paolia vetusta n. gen. n. sp. Smith 1871 winged insect