"First" or "Six inch" coal (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (53.3° N, 2.0° W: paleocoordinates 0.0° S, 7.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Westphalian A (318.1 - 314.6 Ma)

• "The 'First' or 'Six inch' coal at Stalybridge, Cheshire (lower Westphalian A), which is slightly below the Union seam (Stopes and Watson, 1908)... Stopes and Watson described the occurrence of coal balls in a coal seam referred to as 'First coal' on a horizon much below the 'Upper Foot' coal. This flora...is considered as slightly older than any other coal-ball flora in Lancashire and Yorkshire." (Galtier 1997)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coal and coal ball

Preservation: permineralized

Primary reference: J. Galtier. 1997. Coal-ball floras of the Namurian-Westphalian of Europe. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 95:51-72 [H. Sims/J. Cassara/J. Cassara]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37359: authorized by Hallie Sims, entered by Jason Cassara on 14.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Pachytesta
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Pinopsida
 Cordaitanthales -
 Cordaitanthales - Cordaitanthaceae
Equisetopsida
 Sphenophyllales - Sphenophyllaceae
Lepidodendraceae
  - Lepidodendraceae
Calamitaceae
  - Calamitaceae
Stigmaria
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Myeloxylon
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Myeloxylon sp. Brongniart 1849
Sphenopteridae
  - Sphenopteridae
Sigillariaceae
  - Sigillariaceae
Bothrodendron
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