Grassel, Braunschweig (Boreale) (Jurassic of Germany)

Where: Niedersachsen, Germany (52.4° N, 10.6° E: paleocoordinates 41.6° N, 17.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Boreale zone, Posidonia Shale Formation, Early/Lower Toarcian (183.0 - 182.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore ramp; lithified mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: Specimens deposited in the Min. Geol. Inst. d. Techn. Hochschule Braunschweig

Primary reference: A. Bode. 1953. Die Insektenfauna des Ostniedersachsischen Oberen Lias. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 103:1-375 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 107555: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 09.04.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Fulgoridiidae
"Elasmocelidium boreale" = Elasmoscelidium boreale Bode 1905 planthopper
Fulgoridium incertecoloratum Bode 1953 planthopper
 Blattaria - Raphidiomimidae
"Trirhabdoblattina borealis" = Liadoblattina blakei
"Trirhabdoblattina borealis" = Liadoblattina blakei Scudder 1886 cockroach
 Orthoptera - Elcanidae
"Elcana ligulaeformis n. sp." = Panorpidium geinitzi, "Elcana strix n. sp." = Panorpidium geinitzi, "Elcana belli n. sp." = Panorpidium geinitzi, "Elcana continentalis n. sp." = Panorpidium minima, "Elcana hirundo n. sp." = Panorpidium minima
"Elcana ligulaeformis n. sp." = Panorpidium geinitzi Heer 1880 grasshopper
"Elcana strix n. sp." = Panorpidium geinitzi Heer 1880 grasshopper
"Elcana belli n. sp." = Panorpidium geinitzi Heer 1880 grasshopper
"Elcana continentalis n. sp." = Panorpidium minima Handlirsch 1906 grasshopper
"Elcana hirundo n. sp." = Panorpidium minima Handlirsch 1906 grasshopper
 Coleoptera -
Sphaerocantharis defossa Bode 1953 beetle
"Theornithion striatum" = Sphaerocantharis striata Bode 1953 beetle
 Coleoptera - Hydrophilidae
"Spalacoides simplex" = Aposphinctus conservatus
"Spalacoides simplex" = Aposphinctus conservatus Bode 1953 water scavenger beetle
 Coleoptera -
Zetemenos sexlineatus, "Cricotrachelites rotundatus" = Amphoxyne minuta, "Cricotrachelites similis" = Amphoxyne minuta
Zetemenos sexlineatus Bode 1953 beetle
"Cricotrachelites rotundatus" = Amphoxyne minuta Bode 1953 beetle
"Cricotrachelites similis" = Amphoxyne minuta Bode 1953 beetle
 Coleoptera - Coptoclavidae
"Amblycephalonius tenuistriatus" = Amblycephalonius tenuistriatus, "Tricyrtus tenuistriatus" = Amblycephalonius tenuistriatus
"Amblycephalonius tenuistriatus" = Amblycephalonius tenuistriatus Bode 1953 beetle
"Tricyrtus tenuistriatus" = Amblycephalonius tenuistriatus Bode 1953 beetle
 Coleoptera - Trachypachidae
"Liassocarabites pulcher" = Prosynactus gracilis, "Cardioides longealatus" = Prosynactus scissus
"Liassocarabites pulcher" = Prosynactus gracilis Bode 1953 false ground beetle
"Cardioides longealatus" = Prosynactus scissus Bode 1953 false ground beetle
 Coleoptera - Schizophoridae
Camaricopterus ovalis Bode 1953 beetle
 Mecoptera - Bittacidae
Protobittacus desacuminatus Bode 1953 hangingfly
 Diptera - Limoniidae
"Paratipula brunsvicensis" = Architipula brunsvicensis
"Paratipula brunsvicensis" = Architipula brunsvicensis Handlirsch 1939 crane fly
 Neuroptera - Prohemerobiidae
"Prohemerobius rotundatus" = Parhemerobius dilatatus, "Solenoptilon grasselense" = Paractinophlebia grasselensis
"Prohemerobius rotundatus" = Parhemerobius dilatatus Bode 1953 lacewing
"Solenoptilon grasselense" = Paractinophlebia grasselensis Bode 1953 lacewing
 Odonata - Heterophlebiidae
"Heterophlebia proxima" = Heterophlebia buckmani
"Heterophlebia proxima" = Heterophlebia buckmani Brodie 1845 dragonfly
 Eoblattida - Blattogryllidae
"Dorniella brunsvicensis" = Dorniella pulchra
"Dorniella brunsvicensis" = Dorniella pulchra Bode 1953 insect