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SH47 west of Altoona (Plattsburg Fm., Wilson Co., KS) (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Wilson County, Kansas (37.5° N, 95.7° W: paleocoordinates 4.1° S, 29.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Hickory Creek Shale Member (Plattsburg Formation), Missourian (305.9 - 303.4 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; shale

Collection methods: core

Primary reference: J. M. Malinky and P. H. Heckel. 1998. Paleoecology and taphonomy of faunal assemblages in gray "core" (offshore) shales in Midcontinent Pennsylvanian cyclothems. Palaios 13(4):311-334 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers/P. Wagner] more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 162: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Mike Sommers on 20.11.1998

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