Unit 25, King Creek Canyon Section, Member 3, Livingstone Fm (Carboniferous of Canada)

Where: Alberta, Canada (50.6° N, 114.8° W: paleocoordinates 0.8° N, 41.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: 3 Member (Livingstone Formation), Osagean (353.8 - 342.8 Ma)

• Unit 25 of King Creek Canyon Section (counting from the top). This unit is 245 feet thick.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, shelly/skeletal, gray, argillaceous limestone

• "Limestone, light gray, very massive, no real bedding, but zones of cross-lamination with long but gently inclined forsets brought out by weathering; rock weathers dull light gray, locally witha buffy cast; some parts have coarse bioclastic to encrinal material in dense gound mass, other parts uniformly coarse encrinal; many zones are coarsely vesicular and bryozoal, to highly porous, to very dense and vitreous. A slightly argillaceous and silty zone about 15 feet thick, 120 feet belo top. Basal contact arbitrarily drawn."

Primary reference: G. O. Raasch. 1958. Upper Paleozoic sections at Highwood Pass, Alberta. Jurassic and Carboniferous of Western Canada 190-215 [N. Heim/N. Heim]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 62418: authorized by Noel Heim, entered by Noel Heim on 19.07.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Fenestrata -
 Productida - Productidae
 Athyridida - Retziidae
 Terebratulida - Cranaenidae
 Terebratulida - Centronellidae
 Terebratulida - Dielasmatidae
 Spiriferinida - Punctospiriferidae
 Spiriferida - Brachythyrididae
 Rhynchonellida - Tetracameridae
 Rhynchonellida - Camarotoechiidae
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae