Dominion Coal Co. strip mine No. 7 (Carboniferous to of Canada)

Also known as Sydney coal field; Florence, Cape Breton

Where: Nova Scotia, Canada (46.3° N, 60.3° W: paleocoordinates 6.5° S, 3.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Morien Group, Westphalian C to Westphalian C (314.6 - 306.9 Ma)

• "... above the Lloyd Cove (Lower Bonar) coal of the Morien group."

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: mire or swamp; coal and shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: permineralized

Collected by A.S. Romer in 1956; reposited in the MCZ

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: R. L. Carroll. 1967. A Limnoscelid Reptile from the Middle Pennsylvanian. Journal of Paleontology 41(5):1256-1261 [R. Reisz/D. Mazierski]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 80111: authorized by Robert Reisz, entered by Robert Reisz on 04.04.2008, edited by Torsten Liebrecht, Emma Dunne and Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Myriapoda
 Spirobolida - Xyloiulidae
"Xylobius sp." = Xyloiulus1
"Xylobius sp." = Xyloiulus1 Cook 1895 millipede
MCZ 5448, 5449, 5450
Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Eogyrinidae
Carbonoherpeton carrolli n. gen. n. sp.3
Carbonoherpeton carrolli n. gen. n. sp.3 tetrapod
MCZ 2773 (Holotype)
 Temnospondyli - Cochleosauridae
Cochleosaurus sp. Fritsch 1885 tetrapod
"several skulls" (Reisz, 1972)
Cochleosaurus florensis n. sp.5 Rieppel 1980 tetrapod
MCZ 4342, 4343 (holotype; skull), 4344, and 2773 (part)
Reptilia
 Eureptilia - Protorothyrididae
Paleothyris acadiana n. gen. n. sp.2
Paleothyris acadiana n. gen. n. sp.2 Carroll 1969 eureptile
MCZ 3481 (holotype), 3472-3477, 3482-3492 (paratypes); specimen no. 3484 is possibly not P. acadiana but Archaeothyris florensis (Modesto, 2006, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 146)
Osteichthyes
 Synapsida - Ophiacodontidae
Archaeothyris florensis n. gen. n. sp.4 Reisz 1972 ophiacodont
MCZ 4079 (type), 4080-4087; RM 10056 (paratypes)
Clepsydrops sp. Cope 1875 ophiacodont
 Pelycosauria -
Echinerpeton intermedium n. gen. n. sp.4
Echinerpeton intermedium n. gen. n. sp.4 Reisz 1972 pelycosaur
MCZ 4090 (holotype), 4091-4094; RM 10057 (paratypes)
 Cotylosauria - Limnoscelidae
Limnostygis relictus n. gen. n. sp.
Limnostygis relictus n. gen. n. sp. Carroll 1967 tetrapod
MCZ 3034 (type)