Kozlu Formation- Dilaver Member (Carboniferous of Turkey)

Where: Turkey (41.5° N, 31.8° E: paleocoordinates 41.5° N, 31.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Carboniferous (358.9 - 298.9 Ma)

• Not younger than Westphalian A.

Environment/lithology: mudstone

• Upper boundary is generally marked by the abrupt appearance of a further succession of thick, grey to green conglomerates.

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: The entire formation is a dominantly sandy succession with subordinate shales, pebbly units, and thick coals. Basal part of the formation i s characterized by lacustrine depostis, while the upper parts comprises sequences formed by meandering low sinuosity streams. The coals closely resembles those of the later Westphalian coals of northwestern Europe.

Primary reference: I.E. Kerey, G. Kelling, and R.H. Wagner. 1985. An outline stratigraphy and palaeobotanical records from the middle Carboniferous rocks of northwestern Turkey. Extrait des Annales de la Societe Geologique du Nord 203-216 [R. Gastaldo/J. Allen/J. Allen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 27825: authorized by Robert Gastaldo, entered by Jonathan Allen on 14.01.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Paripteris sp. Gothan 1941
Paripteris gigantea
Paripteris gigantea Sternberg 1825
  - Sphenopteridae
 Lepidodendrales - Lepidodendraceae
  - Neuropteridae
 Radiatopses - Medullosaceae
 Sphenophyllales -
 Equisetales - Equisetidae
 Coniferales -
Lepidostrobus sp. Brongniart 1828
"Neuralethopteris schlehanii" = Neuralethopteris schlehani
"Neuralethopteris schlehanii" = Neuralethopteris schlehani Stur 1877