Richmond Site 1A (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Jefferson County, Ohio (40.4° N, 80.7° W: paleocoordinates 6.4° S, 17.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Conemaugh Formation, Stephanian (306.9 - 298.9 Ma)

• "Conemaugh formation; Shales above Arnes Limestone. Oberes Obercarbon"

•"Lower Barren Coal-measures of Ohio, less than 100 feet above the crinoidal limestone‚Ķ"Scudder, 1895

Environment/lithology: deltaic; lithified, gray, green shale

• Appalachian foreland basin
• were found in a medium-dark-gray to olive-gray calcareous shale that dominates the outcrop. This shale also contains disseminated plant debris, scattered root traces, and abundant bivalves.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression

Collected by Michael R. Caudill

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: M. R. Caudill and G. A. Schumacher. 1989. Ohio Blattoid (Insecta) Fossil Locality, Rediscovered. Journal of Paleontology 63(1):121-123 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139730: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 16.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Dicondylia -
Blattodea indet. Brunner von Wattenwyl 1882 cockroach