Hesler Quarry, Mecca Quarry shale (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Parke County, Indiana (39.7° N, 87.3° W: paleocoordinates 7.0° S, 23.9° W)

When: Mecca Quarry shale Member (Linton Formation), Moscovian (315.2 - 307.0 Ma)

• Mecca Quarry shale, Liverpool cyclothem (Linton Formation). Des Moines series, Westphalian Upper C or Lower D, Upper Carboniferous.

Environment/lithology: marine; shale

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the FMNH

Primary reference: R. Zangerl. 1981. Chondrichthyes I: Paleozoic Elasmobranchii. In H.P. Schultze (ed.), Handbook of Paleoichthyology 3a [M. Clapham/P. Vazquez]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 132282: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Priscilla Vazquez on 11.08.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Symmoriiformes - Symmoriidae
"Denaea meccaensis" = Stethacanthulus meccaensis2 Williams 1985 elasmobranch
FMNH PF2689-90, 3118, 3119, 3125-33, 3137-80, 7368-7409, 7412-19, 7428-29, 7431-34
Stethacanthus altonensis2 St. John and Worthen 1875 elasmobranch
FMNH PF2688, 8224
 Ctenacanthiformes - Heslerodidae
"Phoebodus heslerorum" = Heslerodus divergens2
"Phoebodus heslerorum" = Heslerodus divergens2 Trautschold 1879 elasmobranch
FMNH PF312, 8170-72, 8175-78, 8180-8181, 8212, 8183, 8186-8187, 8190-8197, 8242
 Ctenacanthiformes - Ctenacanthidae
Glikmanius occidentalis1 Leidy 1859 elasmobranch
FMNH PF2698-2700, 8197-8211, 8215, 8225-8240, 8243-8256
 Orodontiformes - Orodontidae
Orodus micropterygius n. sp. Zangerl 1981 chimaera
FMNH PF8553