Esnost Locality (Carboniferous of France)

Where: France (47.4° N, 4.4° E: paleocoordinates 12.0° S, 10.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Mississippian (358.9 - 323.2 Ma)

• Cherts are associated with anthracites which may be considered being stratigraphically below, wheras lavas and tuffs are also found above. Chert is associated with anthracitic beds and occur as lenses within the lavas which crop out around the edge of the Autun Basin. Radiometric date of 328 +/- 5 My quoted.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; brown chert

• Brown cherts lying loose in cultivated fields yielded plants.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. C. Scott, J. Galtier, and G. Clayton. 1984. Distribution of anatomically-preserved floras in the Lower Carboniferous in Western Europe. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 75:311-340 [H. Sims/H. Sims/H. Sims]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 10659: authorized by Hallie Sims, entered by Jonathan Allen on 08.06.2001

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Taxonomic list

 Coniferales -
Lepidostrobus sp. Brongniart 1828
Pothocites sp. Paterson 1844
 Lepidodendrales - Lepidodendraceae
  - Sigillariaceae
  - Osmundaceae
Todeopsis primaeva Renault 1896
 Coenopteridales -
 Filicales -
Hymenophyllites sp. Göppert 1836
 Filicinae -