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.
unclassified
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Oxroadia sp.
permineralizations
Achlamydocarpon sp.
permineralizations
Phacelotheca pilosa
fusain, permineralizations
Melissotheca longii
fusain, permineralizations
Dadoxylon sp.
fusain, permineralizations
Amyelon sp.
permineralizations
Ginkgoopsida
 Calamopityales - Calamopityaceae
Kalymma sp. Unger 1856
fusain