USGS 13465, Westmoreland (Permian of the United States)

Where: Pottawatomie County, Kansas (39.4° N, 96.4° W: paleocoordinates 0.0° N, 27.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Bennett Member (Red Eagle Formation), Asselian (298.9 - 295.5 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, gray, calcareous siltstone

• Shale, silty, calcareous, dark-gray, weathers light gray, thin-bedded; some iron stains

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the USGS

Primary reference: M. R. Mudge, E. L. Yochelson, R. C. Douglas, H. Duncan, H. L. Strimple, M. Gordon, Jr., and D. H. Dunkle. 1962. Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the Uppermost Pennsylvanian and Lowermost Permian Rocks in Kansas. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 323:1-213 [A. Miller/C. Ferguson/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 12111: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Chad Ferguson on 09.10.2001

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Bryozoans and microfossils are listed as being present in the shale but are not identified.
 Lingulida - Disciniidae
Orbiculoidea sp. d'Orbigny 1847
 Ctenacanthiformes - Ctenacanthidae
Cladodus sp. Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
Listed as Fish Tooth