Pettycur, Pettycur Road (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 Volcanics Formation (Upper Oil Shale Group), Asbian (339.4 - 336.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; shale and coal

• The Harbour lava is intruded to the east by a large dolerite sill, above which outcrops a further flow which is overlain by a series of agglomerates, shales, a poor coal and graded tuffs, outcropping at the Pettycur Road section.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

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 35926: authorized by Hallie Sims, entered by Jason Cassara on 11.01.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• The lithological log of the Pettycur Road section (Rex and Scott 1987, fig. 10) shows the presence of highly fragmented plant compressions, but no taxonomic occurrences are mentioned in the text.
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
"highly fragmented plant compressions"