Where: New Brunswick, Canada (45.2° N, 66.1° W: paleocoordinates 8.3° S, 8.4° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Lancaster Formation, Westphalian A (318.1 - 314.6 Ma)
• Plant fossils indicate an early Westphalian B age (Stopes, 1914; Hayes and Howell, 1937; Bell, 1944b) for the Lancaster Formation at Saint John, now considered to be Langsettian (Westphalian A).
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; lithified shale
Size class: macrofossils
Collected by W.J. Wilson; reposited in the GSC
• Mr Wilson's collections have been made under exceptional circumstances. The beds from which Prof. Hartt had collected had been quarried to the level of the beach, and thus apparently exhausted. But Mr. Wilson, watching the beach after storms, was able to find some of the ledges bared by the action of the waves, and from these collected the objects herein described. He could work at these ledges only for a few hours when the tide was out.
Primary reference: G. F. Matthew. 1889. On some remarkable organisms of the Silurian and Devonian rocks in southern New Brunswick. Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada 6(4):49-62 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 114468: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 15.08.2011
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