Show simple item record Wood, Joseph M. 2006-08-04T19:53:29Z 2006-08-04T19:53:29Z 1968
dc.identifier.citation Wood, J.M., 1963, The Stanley Cemetery flora (Early Pennsylvanian) of Greene County, Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 29, 73 p., 12 pls., 2 figs. en
dc.description Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 29 en
dc.description.abstract Plant macrofossils are found in shales, ironstone concretions, and sandstones that lie immediately above the Lower Block Coal near Stanley Cemetery in Greene County, Ind. The Lower Block Coal lies at the base of the Brazil Formation, which is the uppermost formation in the Pottsville Series (Pennsylvanian) of Indiana. The majority of the 1,917 specimens (86 species) collected for this study were obtained from ironstone concretions in the shales. These concretions, which are similar to those found in the Mazon Creek area of Will and Grundy Counties, Ill., are probably the result of bacterial action centered around the plant fragment in clay. The flora is similar to other Pennsylvanian floras of North America. Such species as Annularia stellata, Sphenophyllum emarginatum, Neuropteris rarinervis, N. flexuosa, Alethopteris serli, Calamites suckowi, and Asterotheca oreopteridia indicate that this flora bears a great resemblance to slightly younger floras, such as the Mazon Creek assemblage from the Carbondale Formation of Illinois. Such species as Asterophyllites equisetiformis, Annularia radiata, Sphenophyllum cuneifolium, Lepidodendron dichotomum, L. wortheni, Palmatopteris furcata, Neuropteris obliqua, Megalopteris dawsoni, and Sigillariostrobus quadrangularis indicate that the flora is not younger than early Allegheny and probably is Kanawha (late Pottsville) in age. Because this assemblange contains both Kanawha taxa and Allegheny entities it is only of general stratigraphic value. This flora also is similar to European floras of Late Carboniferous age, and such species as Sigillaria scutellata, Alethopteris davreuxi, A. decurrens, and Neuropteris obliqua indicate an age equivalent to the floras of Westphalian B deposits. en
dc.description.sponsorship Indiana Department of Conservation en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Indiana Geological Survey en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 29 en
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dc.subject Paleontology en
dc.subject Fossils en
dc.subject Stratigraphy en
dc.subject Shale en
dc.subject Pennsylvanian en
dc.subject Gymnospermae en
dc.subject Plantae en
dc.subject Pteridophyta en
dc.subject Spermatophyta en
dc.subject Brazil Formation en
dc.subject Greene County en
dc.subject Indiana en
dc.title The Stanley Cemetery Flora (Early Pennsylvanian) of Greene County, Indiana en
dc.type Technical Report en

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