Pitcairn, PA (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (40.4° N, 79.8° W: paleocoordinates 7.1° S, 16.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pittsburgh red shale Member (Glenshaw Formation), Missourian (305.9 - 303.4 Ma)

• The Pittsburgh red shale belongs to the Glenshaw Fm. (Cecil et al., 2004, USGS Circ. 1264: 77-136) the latter being entirely Missourian in age (Eble et al., 2006, GSA Spec. Pap. 399: 197-222)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithology not reported

• The Pittsburgh red shale is interpreted as a lacustrine deposit (Eble et al., 2006, GSA Spec. Pap. 399: 197-222).

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by P. E. Raymond in 1908; reposited in the CM

Primary reference: S. P. Modesto and R. R. Reisz. 1990. Taxonomic status of Edaphosaurus raymondi Case. Journal of Paleontology 64(6):1049-1051 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 80775: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Jana Dummasch on 07.05.2008

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Taxonomic list

 Synapsida - Edaphosauridae
"Edaphosaurus raymondi n. sp." = Naosaurus raymondi
"Edaphosaurus raymondi n. sp." = Naosaurus raymondi Case 1908 synapsid