Union Chapel Mine: Westphalian, Alabama

List of taxa
Where & when
Geology
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
unclassified
Selenichnites sp.
Lucas and Lerner 2005
Arborichnus repetita
Lucas and Lerner 2005
Carpolithes sp. Schlotheim 1820
Dilcher et al. 2005
Trigonocarpus sp. Brongniart 1828
Dilcher et al. 2005
Trigonocarpus ampulliforme Lesquereux 1884
Dilcher et al. 2005
Whittleseya elegans Newberry 1853
Dilcher et al. 2005
Lepidodendrales - Lepidodendraceae
Lepidostrobophyllum cf. majus
Dilcher et al. 2005
Lepidophloios laricinus (Sternberg 1820)
Dilcher et al. 2005
Lepidodendron aculeatum Sternberg 1820
Dilcher et al. 2005
Lepidodendron obovatum Sternberg 1820
Dilcher et al. 2005
Lepidophylloides intermedium Lindley and Hutton 1831
Dilcher et al. 2005
Aspidiopsis sp. Potonie 1893
Dilcher et al. 2005
Sigillariaceae
Syringodendron sp. Sternberg 1820
Dilcher et al. 2005
unclassified
Holcospermum sp. Nathorst 1914
Dilcher et al. 2005
Pteropsida
Alethopteris valida Boulay 1876
Dilcher et al. 2005
Polypodiopsida - Equisetales - Calamitaceae
Calamites undulatus Sternberg 1825
Dilcher et al. 2005
Calamites suckowii Brongniart 1828
Dilcher et al. 2005
Calamites goepperti Ettingshausen 1854
Dilcher et al. 2005
Asterophyllites charaeformis Goeppert 1844
Dilcher et al. 2005
Calamostachys sp. Schimper 1869
Dilcher et al. 2005
unclassified
Myeloxylon sp. Brongniart 1849
Dilcher et al. 2005
Sphenopteridae
Lyginopteris hoeninghausi Potonie 1897
Dilcher et al. 2005
Sphenopteris elegans (Brongniart 1822)
Dilcher et al. 2005
original and current combination Filicites elegans
Sphenopteris pottsvillea Gastaldo and Boersma 1983
Dilcher et al. 2005
Pinopsida - Cordaitanthales
Cordaites sp. Unger 1850
Dilcher et al. 2005
Coniferales
Lepidostrobus sp. Brongniart 1828
Dilcher et al. 2005
species A & B
Cordaitopsida - Cordaitaceae
Cordaicarpon sp. Geinitz 1862
Dilcher et al. 2005
Artisia sp. Sternberg 1838
Dilcher et al. 2005
Neuropteridae
Neuralethopteris biformis Lesquereux 1880
Dilcher et al. 2005
Neuralethopteris pocahontas White 1900
Dilcher et al. 2005
Cyclopteris sp. Brongniart 1828
Dilcher et al. 2005
Amphibia
Matthewichnus caudifer Kohl and Bryan 1994
Amphibia - Temnospondyli
Nanopus reidiae n. sp. Haubold et al. 2005
Amphibia - Temnospondyli - Dissorophidae
Cincosaurus cobbi Aldrich and Jones 1930
Attenosaurus subulensis Aldrich 1930
Notalacerta missouriensis Butts 1891
unclassified
Undichna sp. Anderson 1976
Martin and Pyenson 2005
Insecta - Syntonopteridae
Anniedarwinia alabamensis n. gen., n. sp. Beckemeyer and Engel 2011
Beckemeyer and Engel 2011 1 specimen
Univ. Alabama MNH PV2005.7.2.252 (UCM 1076) (1 measurement)
Insecta - Megasecoptera - Ancopteridae
Agaeoleptoptera uniotempla n. gen., n. sp. Beckemeyer and Engel 2011
Beckemeyer and Engel 2011 1 specimen
Univ. Alabama MNH PV2005.0007.0260 (UCM2368/9) (1 measurement)
Insecta - Diaphanopterodea - Namurodiaphidae
Camptodiapha atkinsoni n. gen., n. sp. Beckemeyer and Engel 2011
Beckemeyer and Engel 2011 1 specimen
McWane Science Center WSC #MSC9334 (UCM3045) (1 measurement)
Insecta - Palaeodictyoptera
Palaeodictyoptera indet. Goldenberg 1877
Atkinson 2005
unclassified
Diplichnites gouldi
Lucas and Lerner 2005
Protovirgularia sp. M'Coy 1850
Lucas and Lerner 2005
Cochlichnus sp. Hitchcock 1858
Lucas and Lerner 2005
Arenicolites longistriatus n. sp. Rindsberg and Kopaska-Merkel 2005
Rindsberg and Kopaska-Merkel 2005
Kouphichnium sp. Nopcsa 1923
Lucas and Lerner 2005
Palaeophycus sp. Hall 1847
Lucas and Lerner 2005
Treptichnus apsorum n. sp. Rindsberg and Kopaska-Merkel 2005
Rindsberg and Kopaska-Merkel 2005
see common names

Geography
Country:United States State/province:Alabama County:Walker
Coordinates: 33.8° North, 87.2° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:12.7° South, 27.1° West
Basis of coordinate:unpublished field data
Geographic resolution:local area
Time
Period:Carboniferous Epoch:Pennsylvanian
10 m.y. bin:Carboniferous 4
Key time interval:Westphalian
Age range of interval:318.80000 - 307.40000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy
Formation:Pottsville Member:Mary Lee coal zone
Stratigraphy comments: Westphalian A
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: lithified "shale"
Secondary lithology: lithified sandstone
Environment:lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal Tectonic setting:foreland basin
Taphonomy
Modes of preservation:mold/impression,trace
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:taphonomic analysis
Metadata
Also known as:Steven C. Minkin Paleozoic Footprint Site
Database number:81525
Authorizer:M. Uhen, M. Clapham Enterer:M. Uhen, M. Clapham
Modifier:M. Clapham Research group:vertebrate
Created:2008-06-29 15:25:43 Last modified:2014-08-09 11:39:48
Access level:the public Released:2008-06-29 15:25:43
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

27502. H. Haubold, A. Allen, T. P. Atkinson, R. J. Buta, J. A. Lacefield, S. C. Minkin, and B. A. Relihan. 2005. Interpretation of the tetrapod footprints from the early Pennsylvanian of Alabama. Alabama Paleontological Society Monograph 1:75-111 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]

Secondary references:

27511 T. P. Atkinson. 2005. Arthropod body fossils from the Union Chapel Mine. Alabama Paleontological Society Monograph 1:169-176 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]
41056 R. J. Beckemeyer and M. S. Engel. 2011. Upper Carboniferous insects from the Pottsville Formation of northern Alabama (Insecta: Ephemeropterida, Palaeodictyopterida, Odonatoptera). Scientific Papers, Natural History Museum, The University of Kansas 44:1-19 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
27506 D. L. Dilcher, T. A. Lott, and B. J. Axsmith. 2005. Fossil plants from the Union Chapel Mine, Alabama. Alabama Paleontological Society Monograph 1:153-168 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]
27504 S. G. Lucas and A. J. Lerner. 2005. Lower Pennsylvanian invertebrate ichnofossils from the Union Chapel Mine, Alabama: A preliminary assessment. Alabama Paleontological Society Monograph 1:147-152 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]
27512 A. J. Martin and N. D. Pyenson. 2005. Behavioral significance of vertebrate trace fossils from the Union Chapel site. Alabama Paleontological Society Monograph 1:59-73 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]
27503 A. K. Rindsberg and D. C. Kopaska-Merkel. 2005. Treptichnus and Arenicolites from the Steven C. Minkin Paleozoic Footprint Site (Langsettian, Alabama, USA). Alabama Paleontological Society Monograph 1:121-141 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]