Tunnel Hill Coal Bed (Carboniferous to of the United States)

Also known as Maceration 2978

Where: Pope Co. County, Illinois (37.6° N, 88.5° W: paleocoordinates 9.0° S, 26.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Tradewater Formation, Early/Lower Pennsylvanian to Early/Lower Pennsylvanian (318.1 - 306.9 Ma)

• Upper Morrowan - Lower Atokan

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; coal

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: coalified

Primary reference: R. A. Peppers. 1996. Palynological Correlation of major Pennsylvanian (Middle and Upper Carboniferous) chronostratigraphic boundaries in the Illinois and other coal basins. Geological Society of America Memoir 188:1-111 [R. Plotnick/R. Plotnick]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 126926: authorized by Roy Plotnick, entered by Jennifer Bauer on 20.04.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Cristatisporites
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Sphenopsida
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Calamospora spp. Schopf et al.
Densosporites
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Endosporites
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Pteridopsida
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Lycopsida
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Polypodiopsida
 Schizaeales - Polypodiidae
Convolutispora sp. Hoffmeister et al. 1955
  - Polypodiaceae
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Microreticulatisporites
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Punctatisporites
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Cyclogranisporites
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Lycopodiopsida
 Lycopodiales - Lycopodiaceae
Triquitrites
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Knoxisporites
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Florinites
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Dictyotriletes
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