Upper Carboniferous


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Upper Carboniferous

[′əp·ər ‚kär·bə′nif·ə·rəs]
(geology)
The European epoch of geologic time equivalent to the Pennsylvanian of North America.
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An Upper Carboniferous footprint from Attleboro, Massachusetts, American Journal of Science, 50, pp.
The Mudstone Series in particular are characterized by a low percentage of water-absorbing rocks compared with the lithostratigraphic units of the USCB Upper Carboniferous (Fig.
Upper Carboniferous to Middle Triassic rocks in the late catagenic zone may have generated gas, which has migrated into reservoirs, including both overlying Mesozoic formations and a carbonate unit of Late Carboniferous to Permian age.
Matthew published his vertebrate tracks amongst descriptions of arthropod body fossils and invertebrate ichnofossils found in the Upper Carboniferous Lancaster Formation at 'Fern Ledges' and a second locality at Barrack Shore (Fig.
Direct basement of the Triassic rocks is the coal-bearing clastic formation of Upper Carboniferous age, up to several thousand meter thick.
The upper Carboniferous marine clastic deposits, with intercalated basaltic lavas, are separated from the pre-Carboniferous deposits by an angular unconformity attributed to the Chanic orogeny (Furque and Cuerda, 1979; Azcuy and Caminos, 1987).
Akbra (Upper Carboniferous to Lower Permian): The Akbra Fm is considered roughly contemporaneous with and consists mostly of mudstone of fluvio-glacial sediments.
(1971b): Three Upper Carboniferous, limestone-rich, high-destructive delta systems with submarine fan deposits, Cantabrian Mountains, Spain.