Cranston (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Rhode Island (41.8° N, 71.4° W: paleocoordinates 10.0° S, 12.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Westphalian (318.1 - 306.9 Ma)

• Near base of section, stage unknown.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified siliciclastic sediments

• Narragansett rift basin

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: A. Handlirsch. 1906. Revision of American Paleozoic insects. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 29(1441):661-820 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 114463: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 15.08.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Palaeodictyoptera - Polycreagridae
Polycreagra elegans n. gen. n. sp.
Polycreagra elegans n. gen. n. sp. Handlirsch 1906 winged insect