Rott (Lord Dr Pohlig coll) (Oligocene of Germany)

Where: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany (50.7° N, 7.3° E: paleocoordinates 50.6° N, 4.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Rott Formation, MP 30 (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, fine-grained, brown lignite

• According to the reconstruction of the sedimentation history. the limnic sediments of the Rott Fonnation were deposited in a single, relatively small and shallow lake (Mors, 1995). This lake was at least 3 km in diameter, and was encircled by a large accretion zone, which passed into an alluvial forest. Many small rivulets are expected to have flown into the Rott Lake, but no large river could be evidenced (MOn, 1995). The estimated mean aunual temperature (MAT) in this area at the accumulation time of lake sediments was17.5±1.2°C, based on the leaf margin analysis (Winterscheid, 2006).
• "fine layered brown coal" also called "lignites": figure of specimen indicates complete lithification

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Original in the collection of the Institute(?)

Primary reference: D. H. R. von Schlechtendal. 1887. Physopoden aus dem Braunkohlengebirge von Rott am Siebengebirge. Zeitschrift für Naturwissenschaften 60:551-592 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 142560: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 13.04.2013, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Notonectidae
"Notonecta deichmuelleri" = Anisops deichmuelleri, "Notonecta harnacki n. sp." = Anisops deichmuelleri, "Notonecta navicula n. sp." = Anisops deichmuelleri, "Notonecta jubata" = Anisops deichmuelleri, "Notonecta comata" = Anisops deichmuelleri
"Notonecta deichmuelleri" = Anisops deichmuelleri von Schlechtendal 1894 true bug
"Notonecta harnacki n. sp." = Anisops deichmuelleri von Schlechtendal 1894 true bug
"Notonecta navicula n. sp." = Anisops deichmuelleri von Schlechtendal 1894 true bug
"Notonecta jubata" = Anisops deichmuelleri von Schlechtendal 1894 true bug
"Notonecta comata" = Anisops deichmuelleri von Schlechtendal 1894 true bug
 Hemiptera - Corixidae
Corixa elegans n. sp. von Schlechtendal 1894 water boatman
 Thysanoptera - Heterothripidae
"Thrips pennifera n. sp." = Hemithrips pennifera, "Thrips breviventris n. sp." = Hemithrips breviventris, "Thrips minima n. sp." = Hemithrips minimus, "Thrips excellens n. sp." = Hemithrips excellens, "Thrips longula n. sp." = Hemithrips longulus, "Thrips pygmaea n. sp." = Hemithrips pygmaeus
"Thrips pennifera n. sp." = Hemithrips pennifera von Schlechtendal 1887 thrips
"Thrips breviventris n. sp." = Hemithrips breviventris von Schlechtendal 1887 thrips
Schlechtendal Pl IV fig 13-15
"Thrips minima n. sp." = Hemithrips minimus von Schlechtendal 1887 thrips
Schlechtendal Pl IV fig 16, 17
"Thrips excellens n. sp." = Hemithrips excellens von Schlechtendal 1887 thrips
Schlechtendal Pl III fig 2,3
"Thrips longula n. sp." = Hemithrips longulus von Schlechtendal 1887 thrips
Schlechtendal Pl III fig 9
"Thrips pygmaea n. sp." = Hemithrips pygmaeus von Schlechtendal 1887 thrips
Schlechtendal Pl IV fig 18, 19
 Thysanoptera - Phlaeothripidae
Phloeothrips pohligi n. sp. von Schlechtendal 1887 thrips
Schlechtendal Pl III fig 1
 Thysanoptera - Thripidae
"Thrips capito n. sp." = Eocephalothrips capito
"Thrips capito n. sp." = Eocephalothrips capito von Schlechtendal 1887 thrips
Schlechtendal Pl V fig 20
 Thysanoptera - Aeolothripidae
"Heliothrips longipes n. sp." = Palaeothrips longipes, "Heliothrips cucullata n. sp." = Lithadothrips cucullata
"Heliothrips longipes n. sp." = Palaeothrips longipes von Schlechtendal 1887 thrips
Schlechtendal Pl IV fig 23
"Heliothrips cucullata n. sp." = Lithadothrips cucullata von Schlechtendal 1887 thrips
Schlechtendal Pl V fig 21- 22a
 Coleoptera - Coccinellidae
Coccinella prisca n. sp. von Schlechtendal 1894 ladybug or ladybird
 Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
Luperus fossilis n. sp. von Schlechtendal 1894 leaf beetle
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
"Varus ignotus n. gen. n. sp." = Brachymycterus curculionoides
"Varus ignotus n. gen. n. sp." = Brachymycterus curculionoides von Heyden and von Heyden 1866 snout beetle
collection not stated
 Coleoptera - Attelabidae
"Rhynchites heydeni n. sp." = Germanocartus heydeni
"Rhynchites heydeni n. sp." = Germanocartus heydeni von Schlechtendal 1894 leaf rolling weevil
 Coleoptera - Anthribidae
"Urodon multipunctatus n. sp." = Bruchela multipunctata
"Urodon multipunctatus n. sp." = Bruchela multipunctata von Schlechtendal 1894 fungus weevil
collection not stated
 Coleoptera - Brentidae
"Apion profundum n. sp." = Perapion profundum
"Apion profundum n. sp." = Perapion profundum von Schlechtendal 1894 weevil
 Coleoptera - Dytiscidae
Palaeogyrinus strigatus n. gen. n. sp.
Palaeogyrinus strigatus n. gen. n. sp. von Schlechtendal 1894 predaceous diving beetle