Wardie Shore (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (55.0° N, 3.0° W: paleocoordinates 5.2° S, 0.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Wardie Shale Formation (Lower Oil Shale Group), Visean (346.7 - 330.9 Ma)

• The exposed sequence belongs to the Wardie Shales Formation in the Lower Oil Shale Group.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; shale

• According to Carruthers (1927) these shales were probably laid down under alternating lagoonal and estuarine conidtions.

Preservation: adpression

Primary reference: C. J. Cleal and B. A. Thomas. 1995. Palaeozoic Palaeobotany of Great Britain. Geological Conservation Review Series, Chapman & Hall: London. 9 [P. Gensel/M. Kotyk]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 34470: authorized by Hallie Sims, entered by Alistair McGowan on 02.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

Archaeocalamites radiatus Brongniart 1875
 Lepidodendrales - Lepidodendraceae
 Equisetales - Equisetidae
  - Sphenopteridae