Where: Fremont County, Colorado (38.4° N, 105.2° W: paleocoordinates 1.2° S, 37.1° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Fountain Formation, Morrowan to Morrowan (318.1 - 314.6 Ma)
Environment/lithology: fluvial; red, white, yellow siliciclastic sediments and bioturbated, paleosol/pedogenic, red mudstone
•Fountain Formation is generally regarded as a fluvial, orogenic basin
•Sandstones are described as arkosic.
•At the second locality...red mudstone that overlies the lowermost arkosic sandstone of the Fountain Formation. This mudstone is believed to represent a paleosol with stigmarian axes preserved in situ.
•Third locality (West of Garden Park) includes a basal fine-grained red sandstone
Size class: macrofossils
Preservation: cast, mold/impression, permineralized, replaced with hematite
Reposited in the UMMP
Primary reference: J. R. Jennings. 1980. Fossil plants from the Fountain Formation (Pennsylvanian) of Colorado. Journal of Paleontology 54(1):149-158 [H. Sims/S. Ostrowski/M. Uhen]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 11205: authorized by Hallie Sims, entered by Summer Ostrowski on 23.07.2001, edited by Alistair McGowan
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