Valley Park Salem Limestone (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: St. Louis County, Missouri (32.5° N, 90.5° W: paleocoordinates 19.2° S, 38.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Salem Limestone Formation, Visean (346.7 - 330.9 Ma)

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

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified, coarse-grained grainstone

• Interpreted as a shallow marine lagoon
• Thick-bedded, coarse-grained fossiliferous grainstone.

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

• 67 of 259 specimens (25.8%) of Perditocardinia cf. P. dubia contain drill holes.

Reposited in the YPM

Primary reference: B. Deline, T. Baumiller, P. Kaplan, M. Kowalewski, and A. P. Hoffmeister. 2003. Edge-drilling on the brachiopod Perditocardinia cf. P. dubia from the Mississippian of Missouri (USA). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 201:211-219 [N. Bonuso/P. Monarrez]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 141631: authorized by Nicole Bonuso, entered by Pedro Monarrez on 30.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae