Lawrence County, biodetrital mound (Carboniferous of the United States)

Also known as Reef 2391

Where: Lawrence County, Alabama (34.4° N, 87.1° W: paleocoordinates 16.4° S, 31.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bangor Formation, Chesterian (339.4 - 318.1 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified packstone and lithified grainstone

• biodetrital mound: 1.6 m thick, 25 m wide, dominated by echinoderms, bryozoans and rugose corals

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: D. C. Kopaska-Merkel and D. W. Haywick. 2001. A lone biodetrital mound in the Chesterian (Carboniferous) of Alabama. Sedimentary Geology 145:253-268 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 76726: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 30.11.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Foraminiferida -
"Foraminiferida indet." = Foraminifera
"Foraminiferida indet." = Foraminifera d'Orbigny 1826 foram
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
 Fenestrida - Fenestellidae
 Stauriida - Cyathopsidae
Caninia flaccida horn coral