Five Points Coal Mine (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Mahoning County County, Ohio (41.0° N, 80.6° W: paleocoordinates 7.6° S, 18.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Allegheny Group, Desmoinesian (313.8 - 305.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; coal

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the CM

Primary reference: R. W. Hook and D. Baird. 1994. A new fish and tetrapod assemblage from the Allegheny Group (late Westphalian, Upper Carboniferous) of eastern Ohio, USA. In U. Heidtke (ed.), New Research on Permo-Carboniferous Faunas 143-154 [R. Butler/E. Dunne]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 176092: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Emma Dunne on 28.01.2016, edited by Bryan Gee

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Tetrapoda - Colosteidae
Colosteus scutellatus Cope 1869 tetrapod
 Aistopoda - Oestocephalidae
Oestocephalus amphiuminus2 tetrapod
CM 67196, part and counterpart of a partial skull, in cannel coal. Bone and kaolinite were removed previously to produce latex peels.
 Baphetoidea - Baphetidae
Megalocephalus lineolatus Cope 1877 tetrapod
in collections at CM
 Temnospondyli - Dissorophidae
Stegops newberryi4 Cope 1875 tetrapod
CM material (Hook & Baird, 1994)
 Temnospondyli -
Palodromeus bairdi3 Schoch et al. 2021 tetrapod
CM 34608, holotype (skull with lower jaws)
 Temnospondyli - Eobrachyopidae
Isodectes obtusus Cope 1868 tetrapod
 Nectridea - Diplocaulidae
Diceratosaurus brevirostris1 Cope 1875 tetrapod
At least 16 specimens, housed at CM, known from this site (recorded by Hook & Baird (1993))