Cannelton, Upper Kittanning Coal (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Beaver County, Pennsylvania (40.8° N, 80.5° W: paleocoordinates 7.6° S, 18.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Kittanning Formation (Allegheny Group), Westphalian D (309.8 - 307.5 Ma)

• Shale immediately below Upper Kittaning Coal (=Darlington Coal). Kittanning Formation, Allegheny Group, Middle Pennsylvanian (approximately middle Westphalian D, or Desmoinesian in Midcontinent terms)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, black shale

• Specimens are in a black shale
• shale immediately below the Darlington cannel coal

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by S. F. Mansfield; reposited in the YPM

Primary reference: C. E. Hall. 1877. Contribution to Paleontology from the Museum of the Second Geological Survey of Pennsylvania . Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 16(99):621-622 [R. Plotnick/R. Plotnick]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 225177: authorized by Roy Plotnick, entered by Roy Plotnick on 28.04.2022, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

 Arthropleurida - Arthropleuridae
Arthropleura cf. cristata Richardson 1959 millipede
 Eurypterida - Adelophthalmidae
Adelophthalmus mansfieldi Hall 1877 eurypterid