Where: West Virginia (37.0° N, 80.0° W: paleocoordinates 20.4° S, 28.7° W)
When: Mississippian (358.9 - 323.2 Ma)
• New River Gorge contains boundaries between the Mississipian and Pennsylvannian and another between the Lower and Middle Pennsylvannian. This strata is equivalent to the Pottsville Formation of Pennsylvania and characteristic of the Sewanee Conglomerate of Tennesee, the coal-bearin shale of Washington County, Arkansas.
Size class: macrofossils
Primary reference: W. H. Gillespie and H. W. Pfefferkorn. 1984. Plant Fossils of the New River Gorge, West Virginia. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science 56(2,3,4):124-135 [R. Gastaldo/J. Allen/A. Kidd]more details
PaleoDB collection 12694: authorized by Robert Gastaldo, entered by Jonathan Allen on 26.11.2001
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