Monteagle Ls., Weatherly Mountain Site, Madison Co., AL (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Madison County, Alabama (34.6° N, 86.6° W: paleocoordinates 17.0° S, 31.6° W)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Monteagle Limestone Formation, Brigantian (336.0 - 326.4 Ma)

• Upper Mississippian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified limestone and shale

• Fauna occurs on nodular limestone beds, and were probably smothered by overlying shales. Specific stratigraphic and sedimentological details are not given.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with silica

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• Some float specimens are part of previous collections housed at Indiana University (Cornell, Waters, Watts, and IU). In situ and additional float collections were carried out for this study.

Primary reference: A. S. Horowitz and J. A. Waters. 1972. A Mississippian Echinoderm Site in Alabama. Journal of Paleontology 46(5):660-665 [A. Miller/A. Webber/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 2710: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Andrew Webber on 15.07.1999

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• This list is a sum of specimens collected as float and in situ from the Weatherly Mountain site.
Trilobita
  -
Trilobita indet. Walch 1771 trilobite
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
"indet. non-fenestellid" - originally entered as "Bryozoa indet. non-fenestellid"
Ophiuroidea
 Phrynophiurida - Onychasteridae
Onychaster sp. Meek and Worthen 1868 brittle star
Blastoidea
 Spiraculata -
 Spiraculata - Pentremitidae
Pentremites sp. Say 1820
Edrioasteroidea
 Isorophida - Agelacrinitidae
Discocystis sp. Gregory 1897
Crinoidea
 Allagecrinoidea - Catillocrinidae
Allocatillocrinus sp. Wanner 1937 Sea lily
 Cladida -
Dinotocrinus sp. Kirk 1941 Sea lily
Phanocrinus sp. Kirk 1937 Sea lily
 Dendrocrinida - Aphelecrinidae
Aphelecrinus sp. Kirk 1944 Sea lily
 Cladida -
Armenocrinus sp. Strimple and Horowitz 1971 Sea lily
Linocrinus sp. Goldring 1939 Sea lily
 Cladida - Ampelocrinidae
Cymbiocrinus sp. Kirk 1944 Sea lily
 Cladida -
Rhopocrinus sp. Kirk 1942 Sea lily
 Inadunata - Poteriocrinidae
Decadocrinus sp. Wachsmuth and Springer 1879 Sea lily
 Monobathrida - Dichocrinidae
Dichocrinus sp. Munster 1839 Sea lily
 Monobathrida - Platycrinitidae
Camptocrinus sp. Wachsmuth and Springer 1897 Sea lily
Platycrinites sp. Miller 1821 Sea lily
 Monobathrida -
Batocrinus sp. Casseday 1854 Sea lily
Acrocrinus sp. Yandell 1855 Sea lily
Strophomenata
 Productida - Echinoconchidae
 Productida - Productidae
Productus indet.
originally entered as "Productus" indet."
 Orthotetida - Pulsiidae
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Retziidae
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
Cleiothyridina sp. Buckman 1906
Composita sp. Brown 1849
 Terebratulida - Cranaenidae
Girtyella sp. Weller 1911
 Terebratulida - Beecheriidae
 Spiriferinida - Reticulariinidae
Reticulariina sp. Fredericks 1916
 Spiriferinida - Punctospiriferidae
Punctospirifer sp. North 1920
 Spiriferida - Spiriferidae
 Spiriferida - Elythidae
Anthozoa
  -
Anthozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1834
unclassified
  -
Porifera indet. Grant 1836