Falling Run Bed Fauna, New Albany Shale, southern Indiana (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Clark County, Indiana (38.5° N, 85.8° W: paleocoordinates 27.2° S, 34.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Clegg Creek Member (New Albany Shale Formation), Kinderhookian (360.7 - 353.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; condensed phosphorite and shale

• 3-5 cm thick phosphatic nodule bed; nodules have a maximum thickness of 4 cm and range in length from less than 2 to more than 40 cm; dark gray to black organic rich shale of a thickness ranging from 0.1 to 1.0 cm underlies and occurs within the interstices between the nodules

Preservation: concretion

Collection methods: chemical, mechanical, peel or thin section, sieve,

• this collection is a composite list for the Falling Run bed across 12 localities through 4 counties in southern Indiana

Primary reference: R. G. Maliva. 1984. Paleoecology and Sedimentology of the Rockford Limestone and Upper New Albany Shale (Lower Mississippian) in southern Indiana. unpublished M.A. thesis, Indiana University 1-185 [A. Miller/K. Layou]more details

PaleoDB collection 6730: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 13.03.2000

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Taxonomic list

• Taxa marked with * in comment field were recovered during this study. List compiled from previous studies by: Lineback (1964) Indiana U. Ph.D. dissertation; Campbell (1946) GSA Bull. 57: 829-908; Huddle (1934) Bull. Amer. Paleon. 21; and Conkin (1961) Bull. Amer. Paleon. 43: 131-368.
 Archaeostraca -
 Concavicarida -
 Lingulida - Disciniidae
Orbiculoidea sp. d'Orbigny 1847
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
Lingula sp. BruguiƩre 1797
 Eunicemorpha -
Conodonta indet. Eichenberg 1930 conodont
 Ctenacanthiformes - Ctenacanthidae
"Cladodus springeri" = Tamiobatis springeri
"Cladodus springeri" = Tamiobatis springeri St. John and Worthen 1875 elasmobranch
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
 Palaeonisciformes - Palaeoniscidae
Rhadinichthys sp. Traquiar 1877
Tasmanites sp. Newton 1875
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866