Petalodus tooth - Ames Formation, Conemaugh (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: West Virginia (40.3° N, 78.9° W: paleocoordinates 14.0° S, 22.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Carboniferous (358.9 - 298.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

• The Ames of northern WEst Virginia has yielded a rich fauna of invertebrates over the past several decades, which would have provided a good source of food for bottom feeders.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. R. Garton, T. Hay, and R. L. Pyle. 2002. The first record of Petalodus (Chondrichthyes) shark from the Ames Formation, Conemaugh, Pennsylvanian of West Virginia. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science 74(1):8 [M. Uhen/M. Shalap/M. Shalap]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 124708: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Margaret Shalap on 22.02.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Petalodontiformes - Petalodontidae
Petalodus sp. chimaera