Saarlouis Lebach ironstone nodules (Permian to of Germany)

Where: Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (49.3° N, 6.8° E: paleocoordinates 3.4° N, 18.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Asselian to Asselian (298.9 - 290.1 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithified, ferruginous, nodular shale

• Saar-Nahe basin; Half-graben generated by extension on South Hunsruck bounding fault, but with some component of dextral strike-slip transtension in an intermontane setting following the Variscan orogeny. "Coal seams from this area are called "limnic coals" are were deposited in intra-continental lakes." (Per. Com. Jan-Michael Ilger)

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: F. Goldenberg. 1854. Die fossilen Insecten der Kohlenformation von Saarbr├╝cken. Palaeontographica 4:17-38 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122606: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 03.01.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Conchostraca -
Estheria drummi2 Guthorl 1931 clam shrimp
Estheria obenaueri2 Guthorl 1931 clam shrimp
 Blattodea - Archimylacridae
Archimylacridae ingberti2 Handlirsch 1920 cockroach
Naturhist. Ver. Bonn 45
 Blattodea - Spiloblattinidae
Olethroblatta minuta n. sp.2 Guthorl 1930 cockroach
 Dicondylia - Phyloblattidae
"Blattina lebachensis n. sp." = Anthracoblattina lebachensis, "Blattina gracilis n. sp." = Phyloblatta flabellata
"Blattina lebachensis n. sp." = Anthracoblattina lebachensis Goldenberg 1854 winged insect
coll. Dr. Jordan
"Blattina gracilis n. sp." = Phyloblatta flabellata Germar 1842 winged insect
 Paoliida - Blattinopsidae
"Fulgorina lebachensis n. sp." = Alienus lebachensis1
"Fulgorina lebachensis n. sp." = Alienus lebachensis1 Goldenberg 1877 winged insect
 Diplostraca - Lioestheriidae
"Estheria tenella" = Pseudestheria tenella2
"Estheria tenella" = Pseudestheria tenella2 Bronn 1850 clam shrimp
 Anaspidacea - Uronectidae
Uronectes fimbriatus2 Burmeister 1855
 Chilognatha -
Archiulus brassi2 Dohrn 1868 millipede
 Arthropleurida - Arthropleuridae
Carcinochelus anthracophilus n. gen. n. sp.1 Goldenberg 1877 millipede
BMNH I.3090 (Lebach according to Waterlot, 1934)