Moel Hirraddug Flora (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: Wales, United Kingdom (53.0° N, 3.0° W: paleocoordinates 7.2° S, 0.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Foel Formation, Visean (346.7 - 330.9 Ma)

• Moel Hiraddug is the best available locality for plant fossils in the Visean Foel Formation of North Wales.

Environment/lithology: limestone and lenticular siliciclastic

• The strata exposed at Moel Hiraddug Quarries are about 17 metres of brown limestones, with lenticular shale and sand sandstone bodies, and they belong to the Foel Formation (traditionally called the Lower Brown Limestones).

Size class: macrofossils

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 34478: authorized by Hallie Sims, entered by Alistair McGowan on 02.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Sphenopsida
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Archaeocalamites radiatus Brongniart 1875
 Lepidodendrales - Lepidodendraceae
Calathiops
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Stigmaria
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Stigmaria sp. Brongniart 1822
Stigmaria ficoides
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Stigmaria ficoides Sternberg 1822
Rhacopteris
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Lycopsida
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Equisetopsida
 Sphenophyllales -
Knorria
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Chlorophyceae
 Dasycladales -
Koninckopora inflata de Koninck 1842
Myriapoda
 Arthropleurida - Arthropleuridae
"? Halonia sp." = Arthropleura
"? Halonia sp." = Arthropleura Jordan 1854 millipede