Sperbersbach-Schmücke, near Oberhof (Schleusingen coll.) (Permian of Germany)

Where: Thüringer Wald, Germany (50.7° N, 10.9° E: paleocoordinates 6.1° N, 21.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Goldlauterer Schichten Formation, Sakmarian (295.5 - 290.1 Ma)

• Untere Goldlauterer Schichten, Acanthodeshorizont, Unterrotliegendes

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; lithified shale

• Thuringian Forest basin; extensional basin with dextral strike-slip transtension component following the Variscan orogeny. After a relief reactivation, red-brown alluvial fan conglomerates and fluvial sandstones grade into brownish to greenish fluvio-lacustrine and very finely laminated (varved) black shales of the depocentres intercalated by basin-wide tuff marker-beds." Roscher & Schneider, 2006
• "Gold mudstone"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: Repository: Heimatmuseum Schloss Wilhelmsburg, Schmalkalden (later Naturhistorisches Museum Schleusingen)

Primary reference: J. Schneider. 1978. Zur Taxonomic and Biostratigraphic der Blattodea (Insecta) des Karbon und Perm der DDR. Freiberger Forschungshefte C 340:7-151 [M. Clapham/A. Delelli/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 128478: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 09.06.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Blattodea - Compsoblattidae
Compsoblatta sp. Schlechtendal 1906 cockroach
SW/A 155/27
 Blattodea - Spiloblattinidae
Spiloblattina sperbersbachensis n. sp.2 Schneider and Werneburg 1993 cockroach
SW/A 104/31 (now NHMS-FP 155/8)
 Dicondylia - Phyloblattidae
Phyloblatta gimmi Schneider 1978 winged insect
SW/A 155/7
 Paoliida - Blattinopsidae
Blattinopsis (Blattinopsis) tardefurcata n. sp.1 Müller 1977 winged insect
SW 155/18
Blattinopsis (Blattinopsis) arnhardti n. sp.1 Müller 1977 winged insect
SW 155/17a