Pettycur, Kingswood End, Kingswood Limestone (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (56.1° N, 3.2° W: paleocoordinates 3.9° S, 0.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pettycur Volcanic Formation (Upper Oil Shale Group), Asbian (339.4 - 336.0 Ma)

• DP spore zone

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; brown limestone and tuff

• At this locality (NS255866) a series of agglomerates and tuffs outcrop dipping at 38 degrees SE. Within the agglomerates occur a number of large limestone blocks (Kingswood Limestone), which contain plants preserved as fusain and permineralizations.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: permineralized, charcoalification

Collection methods: surface (in situ), chemical, mechanical, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: G. M. Rex and A.C. Scott. 1987. The Sedimentology, Palaeoecology and Preservation of the Lower Carboniferous Plant Deposits at Pettycur, Fife, Scotland. Geol. Mag. 124:43-66 [B. DiMichele/B. DiMichele/M. Kosnik]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35776: authorized by Hallie Sims, entered by Jason Cassara on 07.01.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• These taxa are reported to be characteristic of the Kingswood Limestone in the Pettycur region.
Oxroadia sp.
Achlamydocarpon sp.
Phacelotheca pilosa
fusain, permineralizations
Melissotheca longii
fusain, permineralizations
Dadoxylon sp.
fusain, permineralizations
Amyelon sp.
 Calamopityales - Calamopityaceae
Kalymma sp. Unger 1856