Kinser Pike, unit 4, Ramp Creek Fm, IN (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Monroe County, Indiana (39.3° N, 86.7° W: paleocoordinates 20.4° S, 33.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ramp Creek Formation, Osagean (353.8 - 342.8 Ma)

• time subdivisions based on Ausich et al. 1994, Paleobiology: 345-361

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; burrowed, concretionary, gray grainstone

• taken from figure 3 strat column: calcisiltite, lt. olive gray, laminated, geodal, burrowed with thalassinoides

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

• faunal surveys taken at all units, only shale units collected for thin section study

Primary reference: D. A. Forbes. 1975. Depositional History of the Ramp Creek Formation and Harrodsburg Limestone (Mississippian) Kinser Pike Section, Monroe County, Indiana. M.A. thesis, Indiana University 1-100 [A. Miller/K. Layou]more details

PaleoDB collection 6670: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 09.03.2000

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Strophomenata
 Strophomenida - Rafinesquinidae
Leptaena convexa Weller 1914
Rhynchonellata
 Spiriferida - Spiriferidae
Spirifer sp. Sowerby 1818
Chondrichthyes
 Cochliodontiformes - Cochliodontidae
Sandalodus sp. Newberry and Worthen 1866 chimaera
Crinoidea
 Camerata -
Camerata indet. Wachsmuth and Springer 1885 Sea lily
Camerate crinoids
 Monobathrida - Dichocrinidae
  - Cyclomischidae
Demospongea
 Tetractinomorpha -
Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Pyrgiidae
Cladochonus beecheri Grabau 1899 tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Hapsiphyllidae
Hapsiphyllum sp. Simpson 1900 horn coral