Pettycur, Pettycur Beach, Pettycur 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: Asbian (339.4 - 336.0 Ma)

• The Pettycur Limestone has not been found in situ, only as blocks on Pettycur Beach. Other lithologies found on Pettycur Beach are the zygopterid limestone (coll. 21313) and ashy limestone 2 (coll. 35778).

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; peat

• This is the most famous of the plant-bearing lithologies at Pettycur and most closely resembles a coal ball peat.... The peat is devoid of clastic sediment and fragments of fusain were rare.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: permineralized, charcoalification

Collection methods: surface (float), 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 35920: authorized by Hallie Sims, entered by Jason Cassara on 10.01.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• These taxa are reported to be characteristic of the Pettycur Limestone in the Pettycur region.
unclassified
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Archaeocalamites goeppertii
permineralizations
Cheirostrobus pettycurensis
permineralizations
Paralycopodites brevifolium
permineralizations
Mazocarpon pettycurensis
permineralizations
Botryopteris antiqua
permineralizations
Stauropteris burntislandica
permineralizations
Bensonites fusiformis
permineralizations
Heterangium grievii
permineralizations
Rhetinangium arberi
permineralizations
Sphaerostoma ovale
permineralizations
Physostoma sp.
permineralizations
Equisetopsida
 Sphenophyllales - Sphenophyllaceae
Sphenophyllum insigne
permineralizations
Lepidodendraceae
  - Lepidodendraceae
Lepidophloios scottii
permineralizations
Lepidostrobus cylindricus
permineralizations
Lepidodendron pettycurensis
permineralizations
Flemingites
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Flemingites scottii
permineralizations
Stigmaria
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Stigmaria ficoides
permineralizations