Siberia, Wodehouse (Jurassic of South Africa)

Where: East Cape, South Africa (30.4° S, 28.8° E: paleocoordinates 44.4° S, 0.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Clarens Formation (Stormberg Group), Sinemurian (199.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• Formation= Cave Sandstone

•Insects come from a shale zone in the base of the formation

•Wappler, 2001 gives a Rhaetian age for this formation - now considered Sinemurian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, green, blue shale

• 20 feet zone of finely-bedded blue & green shale containing abundant fossils.

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: S. H. Haughton. 1924. The fauna and stratigraphy of the Stormberg Series. Annals of the South African Museum 12:323-497 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 108811: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 06.05.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Blattaria - Caloblattinidae
"Striatotegmen africanum n. gen. n. sp." = Samaroblatta africanum
"Striatotegmen africanum n. gen. n. sp." = Samaroblatta africanum Haughton 1924 cockroach
SAM cat. no. 5634
 Dicondylia -
Blattodea indet. Latreille 1810 cockroach
SAM cat. no. 2340
 Orthoptera - Protogryllidae
"Archaegryllodes stormbergensis n. gen. n. sp." = Protogryllus (Archaegryllodes) stormbergensis
"Archaegryllodes stormbergensis n. gen. n. sp." = Protogryllus (Archaegryllodes) stormbergensis Haughton 1924 grasshopper
SAM cat. no. 2341
 Dicondylia -
Coleoptera indet. Linnaeus 1758 beetle
SAM cat. no. 5635
 Ephemerida -
Phthartus africanus n. sp. Haughton 1924 mayfly
"Several specimens"