English River Sandston of southeastern Iowa and west central Illinois, Early Mis (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Iowa/Illinois (41.0° N, 89.0° W: paleocoordinates 21.2° S, 34.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: English River Formation, Tournaisian (358.9 - 346.7 Ma)

• The English River Sandstone is offered as a comparison for the Glen Park Formation. It is assumed that the stratigraphic position of the two formations are equivalent but that they occur in different geographic regions. A full description for the English River is not given in Carter, 1988.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Collection methods: It is unclear what type of collection is represented by the fauna for the English River. Although Carter had described all other collections from museum collections, he did not indicate where the data from this list originated.

Primary reference: J. L. Carter. 1988. Early Mississippian Brachiopods from the Glen Park Formation of Illinois and Missouri. Bulletin of Carnegie Museum of Natural History (27)1-82 [A. Miller/D. Carlson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 5814: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Donna Carlson on 03.12.1999

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• brachiopod taxa, only
Strophomenata
 Productida - Araksalosiidae
 Productida - Productidae
 Productida - Monticuliferidae
 Productida - Rugosochonetidae
 Orthotetida - Schuchertellidae
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferinida - Syringothyrididae
 Spiriferida - Eudoxinidae
 Spiriferida - Elythidae
 Rhynchonellida - Rhynchotetradidae
 Orthida - Schizophoriidae
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Disciniidae
Orbiculoidea sp. d'Orbigny 1847
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
Lingula sp. BruguiƩre 1797