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Daniel Boone Parkway Roadcut (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Kentucky (37.1° N, 83.7° W: paleocoordinates 11.5° S, 23.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Whitesburg Coal zone Member (Breathitt Formation), Westphalian B (314.6 - 314.6 Ma)

• "The Whitesburg coal zone overlies the marine to brackish Kendrick Shale Member of the Breathitt Formation and underlies the ton steinbearing Fire Clay coal bed, both of which are important regional stratigraphic markers." Brauckmann et al., 1993

Environment/lithology: delta plain; argillaceous siltstone

• Appalachian foreland basin. "The insect wing was found in argillaceous siltstone associated with channel-form shales, siltstones, and sandstones...Found with these plants were small, unidentified myalinid(?) pelecypods that probably lived in brackish or fresh water." Brauckmann et al., 1993

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: C. Brauckmann, D. R. Chestnut, and J. R. Jennings. 1993. New spilapterid insect from the Breathitt Formation (Middle Pennsylvanian, Westphalian B) of eastern Kentucky, USA. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Monatshefte 1993(11):641-647 [M. Clapham/L. Edwards/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 127564: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Lindy Edwards on 17.05.2012

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