Katharina seam (Carboniferous to of Germany)

Also known as Vollmond mine, Maria mine

Where: Germany (51.0° N, 7.0° E: paleocoordinates 1.1° S, 13.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Westphalian A to Westphalian A (318.1 - 314.6 Ma)

• 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 37506: authorized by Hallie Sims, entered by Jason Cassara on 15.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

• "The large number of endemic species is regarded as misleading and may be merely related to a 'splitter' taxonomic approach. This may apply to...the four species of Arthropitys from the Katharina" (Galtier 1997). These four species are A. felixi, A. herbacea, A. hirmeri and A. jongmansii.
unclassified
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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
Bothrodendron
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