Union Chapel Mine (Carboniferous of the United States)

Also known as Steven C. Minkin Paleozoic Footprint Site

Where: Walker County, Alabama (33.8° N, 87.2° W: paleocoordinates 12.7° S, 27.1° W)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Mary Lee coal zone Member (Pottsville Formation), Westphalian (318.1 - 306.9 Ma)

• Westphalian A

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified shale and lithified sandstone

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Primary reference: H. Haubold, A. Allen, T. P. Atkinson, R. J. Buta, J. A. Lacefield, S. C. Minkin, and B. A. Relihan. 2005. Interpretation of the tetrapod footprints from the early Pennsylvanian of Alabama. Alabama Paleontological Society Monograph 1:75-111 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 81525: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 29.06.2008, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Dicondylia -
Palaeodictyoptera indet.1 Goldenberg 1877 winged insect
 Diaphanopterodea - Namurodiaphidae
Camptodiapha atkinsoni n. gen. n. sp.2
Camptodiapha atkinsoni n. gen. n. sp.2 Beckemeyer and Engel 2011 winged insect
McWane Science Center WSC #MSC9334 (UCM3045)
 Megasecoptera - Ancopteridae
Agaeoleptoptera uniotempla n. gen. n. sp.2 Beckemeyer and Engel 2011 winged insect
Univ. Alabama MNH PV2005.0007.0260 (UCM2368/9)
 Dicondylia - Syntonopteridae
Anniedarwinia alabamensis n. gen. n. sp.2
Anniedarwinia alabamensis n. gen. n. sp.2 Beckemeyer and Engel 2011 winged insect
Univ. Alabama MNH PV2005.7.2.252 (UCM 1076)
Undichna sp.5 Anderson 1976
Matthewichnus caudifer Kohl and Bryan 1994 tetrapod
 Temnospondyli -
Nanopus reidiae n. sp. Haubold et al. 2005 tetrapod
 Temnospondyli - Dissorophidae
Attenosaurus subulensis Aldrich 1930 tetrapod
Cincosaurus cobbi Aldrich and Jones 1930 tetrapod
Notalacerta missouriensis Butts 1891 tetrapod
Holcospermum sp.3 Nathorst 1914
 Filicinae -
Alethopteris valida3 Boulay 1876
 Equisetales - Equisetidae
Calamites suckowii3 Brongniart 1828
Calamites undulatus3 Sternberg 1825
Calamites goepperti3 Ettingshausen 1854
Calamostachys sp.3 Schimper 1869
  - Sphenopteridae
Sphenopteris pottsvillea3 Gastaldo and Boersma 1983
Sphenopteris elegans3 Brongniart 1822
Carpolithes sp.3 Schlotheim 1820
Whittleseya elegans
Whittleseya elegans3 Newberry 1853
  - Sigillariaceae
Syringodendron sp.3 Sternberg 1820
 Lepidodendrales - Lepidodendraceae
Aspidiopsis sp.3 Potonie 1893
Lepidophylloides intermedium3 Lindley and Hutton 1831
Lepidophloios laricinus3 Sternberg 1820
Lepidodendron obovatum3 Sternberg 1820
Lepidodendron aculeatum3 Sternberg 1820
Trigonocarpus sp.3 Brongniart 1828
Trigonocarpus ampulliforme3 Lesquereux 1884
  - Neuropteridae
Neuralethopteris biformis3 Lesquereux 1880
Cyclopteris sp.3 Brongniart 1828
 Cordaitanthales -
Cordaites sp.3 Unger 1850
 Coniferales -
Lepidostrobus sp.3 Brongniart 1828
species A & B
  - Cordaitaceae
Cordaicarpon sp.3 Geinitz 1862
Artisia sp.3 Sternberg 1838
Myeloxylon sp.3 Brongniart 1849
 Ichnofossils -
Palaeophycus sp.4 Hall 1847
Cochlichnus sp.4 Hitchcock 1858
Treptichnus apsorum n. sp.6 Rindsberg and Kopaska-Merkel 2005
Arenicolites longistriatus n. sp.6 Rindsberg and Kopaska-Merkel 2005
Kouphichnium sp.4 Nopcsa 1923
Protovirgularia sp.4 M'Coy 1850