Bethel Church Excello Shale, Pike County (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Pike County, Indiana (38.3° N, 87.2° W: paleocoordinates 8.3° S, 24.5° W)

When: Carbondale Formation, Moscovian (315.2 - 307.0 Ma)

• Excello shale (equivalents: black shale over coal IV-A, Indiana; black shale over coal IV, Illinois), Carbondale formation, Des Moines series, Westphalian lower D, Pennsylvanian.

Environment/lithology: marine; shale

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by G.R. Case; reposited in the FMNH

Primary reference: R. Zangerl and G. R. Case. 1973. Iniopterygia, a New Order of Chondrichthyan Fishes from the Pennsylvanian of North America. Fieldiana Geology Memoirs 6:1-67 [M. Clapham/P. Vazquez/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 132157: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Priscilla Vazquez on 09.08.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Symmoriiformes - Symmoriidae
Bethacanthus insolitus n. gen. n. sp.4, "Denaea meccaensis" = Stethacanthulus meccaensis2, Stethacanthus longipeniculus n. sp.4
Bethacanthus insolitus n. gen. n. sp.4 Zangerl 1990 elasmobranch
FMNH PF2694, uncatalogued (B82-204)
"Denaea meccaensis" = Stethacanthulus meccaensis2 Williams 1985 elasmobranch
FMNH PF6435, 6477, 6479, 6489, 6491, 9502, 6508, 6518, 7439, 7440
Stethacanthus longipeniculus n. sp.4 Zangerl 1990 elasmobranch
FMNH PF13194, 6489, 6435, 13195-13227
 Ctenacanthiformes - Heslerodidae
"Phoebodus heslerorum" = Heslerodus divergens2
"Phoebodus heslerorum" = Heslerodus divergens2 Trautschold 1879 elasmobranch
FMNH PF 6437, 8508
 Ctenacanthiformes - Ctenacanthidae
Glikmanius occidentalis1 Leidy 1859 elasmobranch
FMNH PF 6446, 6484, 6601, 8288, 8290, 8308
 Iniopterygia - Iniopterygidae
Promexyele peyeri Zangerl and Case 1973 cartilaginous fish
FMNH PF6495, PF7116, PF6516, PF6522, PF6497, PF6555
Cervifurca nasuta5 Zangerl 1997 cartilaginous fish
 Iniopterygia - Sibyrhynchidae
Iniopera richardsoni Zangerl and Case 1973 cartilaginous fish
FMNH PF6426, PF6443, PF6498, PF6499, PF6505, PF6507, PF6512, PF6526-28, PF6530, PF6533-35, PF6553-54, PF6591
Sibyrhynchus denisoni n. gen. n. sp. Zangerl and Case 1973 cartilaginous fish
FMNH PF6408, PF6504, PF6506, PF6514, PF6515, PF6525, PF6559, PF6576, PF6615-17
 Orodontiformes - Orodontidae
Orodus micropterygius3 Zangerl 1981 chimaera