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Union Chapel Mine (Carboniferous of the United States)

Also known as Steven C. Minkin Paleozoic Footprint Site

Where: Walker County, Alabama (33.8° N, 87.2° W: paleocoordinates 12.7° S, 27.1° W)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Mary Lee coal zone Member (Pottsville Formation), Westphalian (318.1 - 306.9 Ma)

• Westphalian A

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified shale and lithified sandstone

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Primary reference: H. Haubold, A. Allen, T. P. Atkinson, R. J. Buta, J. A. Lacefield, S. C. Minkin, and B. A. Relihan. 2005. Interpretation of the tetrapod footprints from the early Pennsylvanian of Alabama. Alabama Paleontological Society Monograph 1:75-111 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 81525: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 29.06.2008, edited by Matthew Clapham

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