Kalops type locality (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Fergus County, Montana (47.0° N, 108.9° W: paleocoordinates 3.5° N, 37.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Bear Gulch Limestone Member (Heath Formation), Chesterian (339.4 - 318.1 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; lime mudstone

• These fishes are found in two adjacent areas just south of the opening of the bay towards the sea: the first is an algal facies with concentrations of floating filamentous algae on the bottom, the other has, in addition to algae, concentration of arborescent sponges up to one meter in diameter.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the CM, ROM

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: C. M. Poplin and R. Lund. 2002. Two Carboniferous fine-eyed palaeoniscoids (Pisces, Actinopterygii) from Bear Gluch (USA). Journal of Paleontology 76(6):1014-1028 [S. Peters/S. McMullen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136169: authorized by Shanan Peters, entered by Sharon McMullen on 21.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

Kalops monophrys Poplin and Lund 2002
Kalops diophrys Poplin and Lund 2002