Lake Cumberland Area, Fort Payne Fm. Carbonates (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Russell County, Kentucky (36.9° N, 85.0° W: paleocoordinates 17.8° S, 32.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Fort Payne Formation, Visean (346.7 - 330.9 Ma)

• Chadian to Arundian is equivalent to Visean according to Heckel and Clayton, 2006 (Geologica acta 4:403-407)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified carbonate

• Richly fossiliferous carbonates are exposed during the low-water stages of Lake Cumberland.

Size class: macrofossils

• 46 drilled specimens out of 661 total (7%).

Preservation: recrystallized, replaced with silica

Collection methods: All specimens were obtained by surface collecting, but due to the difficulty of extracting the partially

•silicified specimens, not all could be collected.

Primary reference: T. K. Baumiller, L. R. Leighton, and D. L. Thompson. 1999. Boreholes in Mississippian spiriferide brachiopods and their implications for Paleozoic gastropod drilling. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 147:283-289 [N. Bonuso/P. Monarrez]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 141616: authorized by Nicole Bonuso, entered by Pedro Monarrez on 29.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Spiriferida - Spiriferidae
Spirifer indet. Sowerby 1818
 Spiriferida - Brachythyrididae