Cape Linzee (Carboniferous of Canada)

Where: Nova Scotia, Canada (46.0° N, 61.6° W: paleocoordinates 8.0° S, 5.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Port Hood Formation (Cumberland Group), Westphalian A (318.1 - 314.6 Ma)

• "near the middle of the Port Hood Formation, part of the coarse fluvial facies of Belt [1964, Am. J. Sci. 262] and the Riversdalean Stage of earlier authors. On the basis of nonmarine crustaceans [Copeland, 1957, Geol. Surv. Can. Mem. 286], plants [Bell, 1944, Geol. Surv. Can. Mem. 238], and microspores [Belt, 1964] the age of the Port Hood Formation is Early Pennsylvanian and equivalent to the Westphalian A of Europe." (Baird & Carroll, 1967)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: wet floodplain; lenticular, brown, yellow sandstone and coal

• "Small lentil in 1.2-m bed of buff sandstone between Ten Inch and Four Inch Coal seams" (Baird & Carroll, 1967)

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression, replaced with carbon

Collected by D. Baird, W. F. Take in 1959

Primary reference: D. Baird and R. L. Carroll. 1967. Romeriscus, the Oldest known Reptile. Science 157:56-59 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 86910: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 24.02.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Tetrapoda -
Romeriscus periallus n. gen. n. sp.
Romeriscus periallus n. gen. n. sp. Baird and Carroll 1967 tetrapod
YPM PU 16982 (type)