Kiltorcan Roadstone Quarry (Carboniferous of Ireland)

Where: Ireland (52.5° N, 7.2° W: paleocoordinates 8.8° S, 2.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: VI Miospore Biozone Assemblage zone, Mississippian (358.9 - 323.2 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fine channel fill; lithified, green mudstone and lithified, green siltstone

• Author suggests fine-grained point bar deposit.
• A plentiful, chlorite-preserved fossil flora is seen in the green mudstone units; here plant material is seen to be concentrated along the bedding planes and laminae directly below siltstones. The best-preserved fossil material is found in the lower parts of the foresets on the top of mudstones.

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression, replaced with other

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: D. E. Jarvis. 2000. Paleoenvironment of the plant bearing horizons of the Devonian-Carboniferous Kiltorcan Formation, Kiltorcan Hill, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. New Perspectives on the Old Red Sandstone. Geological Society Special Publication. Friend, P.F. & Williams, B.P.J. (eds). 180:333-341 [P. Gensel/P. Gensel/P. Gensel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32229: authorized by Pat Gensel, entered by Pat Gensel on 16.06.2003

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Taxonomic list

Bythotrephis sp. Eichwald 1860
cf. Rhacopteris sp. Schimper 1869
Lepidodendropsis sp. Lutz 1933
aff. L. hirmeri