USGS Loc. 13490, Bennett Shale member, Red Eagle LS formation (Permian of the United States)

Where: Riley County, Kansas (39.2° N, 96.6° W: paleocoordinates 0.1° S, 27.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; black, calcareous, carbonaceous siltstone

• Shale, silty, carbonaceous, calcareous, black, weathers gray, thin-bedded to blocky

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 12115: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Chad Ferguson on 09.10.2001

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
Composita subtilita Hall 1852
[entered as Composta subtilita]
 Spiriferida - Ambocoeliidae
Crurithyris expansa Dunbar and Condra 1932
 Rhynchonellida - Wellerellidae
Wellerella truncata Dunbar and Condra 1932
Stenolaemata
 Fenestrata -
Fenestrata indet. Astrova and Morozova 1956
Listed as Fenestrate Bryozoans
Chondrichthyes
 Ctenacanthiformes - Ctenacanthidae
Cladodus sp. Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch