Cottonwood River Bridge, shale on top of buff limestone, Elmdale (Carboniferous of the United States)

Also known as Kellett 64

Where: Kansas (38.4° N, 96.6° W: paleocoordinates 2.1° S, 28.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Elmdale Formation, Gzhelian (303.7 - 298.9 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, carbonaceous shale

• Very carbonaceous fossiliferous shale on top of the massive buff limestone

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: B. Kellett. 1933. Ostracodes of the Upper Pennsylvanian and the Lower Permian strata of Kansas: I. the Aparchitidae, Beyrichiidae, Glyptopleuridae, Kloedenellidae, Kirkbyiidae, and Youngiellidae. Journal of Paleontology 7(1):59-108 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 95377: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 14.04.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Podocopida - Acratiidae
Acratia cf. typica2 Delo 1930 ostracod
 Podocopida - Bairdiidae
Fabalicypris acetalata3 Coryell and Billings 1932 ostracod
Bairdia geisi n. sp.1 Kellett 1934 ostracod
"Bairdia marmorea" = Bairdia beedei1 Ulrich and Bassler 1906 ostracod
Bairdia hurwitzi3 Coryell and Booth 1933 ostracod
"Bairdia deloi n. sp." = Bairdia grahamensis1 Harlton 1928 ostracod
Bairdia pseudoglennensis n. sp.3 Sohn 1960 ostracod
Bairdia pompilioides1 Harlton 1928 ostracod
Rectobairdia symmetrica3 Cooper 1946 ostracod
Bairdia hassi3 Sohn 1960 ostracod
"Bairdia florenaensis" = Orthobairdia texana1 Harlton 1927 ostracod
23 small, 7 large
 Podocopida - Bairdiocyprididae
"Bythocypris pediformis" = Pseudobythocypris pediformis2 Knight 1928 ostracod
Silenites lenticularis2 Knight 1928 ostracod
 Podocopida - Bythocytheridae
Monoceratina lewisi2 Harris and Lalicker 1932 ostracod
 Podocopida - Cytherideidae
Basslerella firma2 Kellett 1935 ostracod
Basslerella crassa n. gen. n. sp.2 Kellett 1935 ostracod
Basslerella rothi n. sp.2 Kellett 1935 ostracod
 Podocopida - Microcheilinellidae
Microcheilinella inflata2 Kellett 1935 ostracod
 Podocopida - Healdiidae
Healdia winfieldensis2 Upson 1933 ostracod
Healdia parallela2 Kellett 1935 ostracod
 Podocopida - Macrocyprididae
Macrocypris garrisonensis2 Upson 1933 ostracod
 Podocopida - Pontocyprididae
Haworthina bulleta n. gen.2 Harris and Lalicker 1932 ostracod
 Palaeocopida - Kloedenellidae
"Jonesina distenta" = Ellipsella distenta
"Jonesina distenta" = Ellipsella distenta Kellett 1933 ostracod
 Palaeocopida - Scrobiculidae
"Amphissites simplicissimus" = Roundyella simplicissima
"Amphissites simplicissimus" = Roundyella simplicissima Knight 1928 ostracod
 Palaeocopida - Kirkbyidae
"Amphissites pinguis" = Shleesha pinguis, "Kirkbya canyonensis" = Aurikirkbya canyonensis, Kirkbya valida n. sp.
"Amphissites pinguis" = Shleesha pinguis Ulrich and Bassler 1906 ostracod
"Kirkbya canyonensis" = Aurikirkbya canyonensis Harlton 1929 ostracod
Kirkbya valida n. sp. Kellett 1933 ostracod
Includes 6 doubtful specimens
 Palaeocopida - Amphissitidae
Amphissites centronotus Ulrich and Bassler 1906 ostracod
 Platycopida - Cavellinidae
Cavellina edmistonae2 Harris and Lalicker 1932 ostracod
Cavellina nebrascensis2 Geinitz 1866 ostracod