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Ames Limestone near I-79 (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Marion County County, West Virginia (39.5° N, 80.1° W: paleocoordinates 9.5° S, 19.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Ames Limestone Member, Pennsylvanian (318.1 - 298.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; shale and limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the OSU

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: R. H. Mapes and E. J. Benstock. 1988. Color pattern on the Carboniferous bivalve Streblochondria? Newell. Journal of Paleontology 62(3):439-441 [M. Uhen/M. Shalap] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 124577: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Margaret Shalap on 19.02.2012