Barnett Shale, central region (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Texas (30.3° N, 97.7° W: paleocoordinates 18.1° S, 45.7° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Barnett Shale Formation, Meramecian (345.0 - 336.0 Ma)

• "Mississippian, Meramec or lower Chester"

Environment/lithology: marine; calcareous limestone and shale

• "calcareous slst, sh and ls. BA2?"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: F. B. Plummer. 1950. The Carboniferous rocks of the Llano region of central Texas. Texas University Publication 4329:1-170 [G. Webster/G. Webster/J. Ju]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 568: authorized by Jack Sepkoski, entered by Mike Sommers on 14.01.1999

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Taxonomic list

• "Bretsky and Bermingham, 1970. Ecol. of the Pz scaphopod genera Plagioglypta w/special reference to the Ord of eastern Iowa. J. Paleo. 44:908-9[??]. Plummer, 1950, p.40, loc 205-T-54. Pub Univ. Texas Bur. Econ Geol. 4329"
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Martiniidae
Martinia sp. M'Coy 1844
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
Moorefieldella sp. Girty 1911
 Rhynchonellida - Camarotoechiidae
Camarotoechia sp. Hall and Clarke 1893
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Disciniidae
Orbiculoidea sp. d'Orbigny 1847
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
Lingula sp. BruguiƩre 1797
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Deltopectinidae
 Ostreida - Posidoniidae
"Posidonomya sp." = Posidonia
"Posidonomya sp." = Posidonia Bronn 1828 oyster
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
Caneyella sp. Girty 1910 oyster
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculana sp. Link 1807 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Murchisoniina - Eotomariidae
Bembexia sp. Oehlert and Oehlert 1888 snail
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Plagioglypta sp. Pilsbry 1898 tusk shell