Blue Creek Coal Mire 07/21/00 (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Alabama (33.0° N, 87.0° W: paleocoordinates 17.7° S, 32.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pottsville Formation, Carboniferous (358.9 - 298.9 Ma)

• Mary Lee Coal zone, Pottsville Formation, Black Warrior Basin, AL; Ultimate forest floor litter in tidalite deposits

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: mire or swamp; siltstone

• Heterolithic pin-stripe laminations of coarse siltstone and fine mudstone; tidalites

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, adpression, concretion

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: W.N. Ware. 2001. A paleoecological study of an in situ peat-forming Carboniferous forest in the Black Warrior Basin, Alabama. Unpublished M.Sc. thesis, Auburn University, Al. 1-81 [R. Gastaldo/R. Gastaldo/R. Gastaldo]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 31028: authorized by Robert Gastaldo, entered by Robert Gastaldo on 07.04.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Bacillariophyceae
 Naviculales - Pinnulariaceae
Pinnularia sp. Ehrenberg 1843 diatom
Sphenopteridae
  - Sphenopteridae
Neuropteridae
  - Neuropteridae
Polypodiopsida
 Hymenophyllales - Polypodiidae
 Equisetales - Equisetidae
Pteropsida
 Filicinae -
Pteridopsida
 Filicales -
Palmatopteris furcata Brongniart 1893
 Lepidodendrales - Lepidodendraceae
Lepidophloios laricinus Sternberg 1820
Lepidophylloides sp. Snigirevskaya 1958
Lepidodendron aculeatum Sternberg 1820
Sigillariaceae
  - Sigillariaceae
Sigillaria scutellata Brongniart 1822
Macrostachya
  -
Macrostachya sp. Schimper 1869
Ginkgoopsida
 Callistophytales -
Equisetopsida
 Sphenophyllales -
 Coniferales -
Lepidostrobus sp. Brongniart 1828