Pitcairn Locailty (Carboniferous of the United States)

Also known as Locality C (Moran, 1952)

Where: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (40.4° N, 79.8° W: paleocoordinates 7.1° S, 16.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Red Knob Formation (Conemaugh Group), Missourian (305.9 - 303.4 Ma)

• The Pitcairn locality in Pennsylvania (Locality C of Moran, 1952) is located within the Red Knob Formation, approximately 100 m below the base of the Pittsburgh coal, near the middle of the Conemaugh Group.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the CM

Primary reference: W. E. Moran. 1952. Location and Stratigraphy of Known Occurrences of Fossil Tetrapods in the Upper Pennsylvanian and Permian of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. Annals of Carnegie Museum 33:1-45 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 180937: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Emma Dunne on 08.08.2016

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Taxonomic list

 Temnospondyli - Eryopidae
Eryops sp. Cope 1877 tetrapod
 Synapsida - Edaphosauridae
"Edaphosaurus cf. raymondi" = Naosaurus raymondi
"Edaphosaurus cf. raymondi" = Naosaurus raymondi Case 1908 synapsid
 Cotylosauria - Diadectidae
Desmatodon hollandi n. gen. n. sp.
Desmatodon hollandi n. gen. n. sp. Case 1908 tetrapod
CM 1938 (Holotype: a fragment of a left maxilla bearing four complete teeth and the root of a fifth)