Deepfields (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.7° N, 2.2° W: paleocoordinates 0.4° S, 8.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Brooch Formation, Westphalian B (316.9 - 314.6 Ma)

• Lower Westphalian B

Environment/lithology: delta plain; lithology not reported

• Pennine Basin. The extensional tectonics of the early Carboniferous had been superseded by a phase of thermal subsidence, caused by the cooling of the asthenosphere beneath tectonically thinned lithosphere.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: Repository: Birmingham University

Primary reference: D. Laurentiaux. 1953. Classe des Insectes (Insecta Linné 1758). In J. Piveteau (ed.), Traité de Paléontologie, Tome III 397-527 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 105060: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 14.02.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Dicondylia -
Protoblattinopsis stubblefieldi n. gen. n. sp. Laurentiaux 1953 winged insect
BU 687
 Meganisoptera - Meganeuridae
Oligotypus britannicus1 Laurentiaux 1958 griffinfly
 Amynilyspedida - Amynilyspedidae
Amynilyspes sp.3 Scudder 1882 millipede
BIRUG 4267 (Holcroft 51)
 Trigonotarbida - Aphantomartidae
Aphantomartus areolatus2 Pocock 1911
No. 52
 Trigonotarbida - Anthracosironidae
"Anthracosiro fritschi" = Anthracosiro fritschii2
"Anthracosiro fritschi" = Anthracosiro fritschii2 Pocock 1903
H.C. No. 70
 Trigonotarbida - Kreischeriidae
Pseudokreischeria pococki2 Gill 1924
No. 11