Port Griffith railway cut, near Pittston (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Pennsylvania (41.3° N, 75.8° W: paleocoordinates 9.5° S, 15.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Westphalian C (314.6 - 311.4 Ma)

• Over the E vein and probably over the F vein

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified siliciclastic sediments

• Appalachian foreland basin

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by R.D. Lacoe

• Either found or purchased by Mr. Lacoe

Primary reference: S. H. Scudder. 1878. Note on the wing of a cockroach from the Carboniferous formation of Pittston, Penn. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 19:238-239 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122525: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 02.01.2012, edited by Jered Karr

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Blattodea - Mylacridae
"Phthinomylacris cordiformis n. sp." = Orthomylacris cordiformis1, Phthinomylacris medialis n. sp.1, "Lithomylacris pittstonianum n. sp." = Orthomylacris pittstoniana2, "Lithomylacris panperata n. sp." = Orthomylacris pauperata3, Orthomylacris analis n. sp.1, Neomylacris major n. sp.1, Sphenomylacris singularis n. sp.1, "Orthomylacris truncatula n. sp." = Mylacris truncatula1, "Lithomylacris angustum n. sp." = Mylacris angusta2
"Phthinomylacris cordiformis n. sp." = Orthomylacris cordiformis1 Handlirsch 1906 cockroach
USNM 38770
Phthinomylacris medialis n. sp.1 Handlirsch 1906 cockroach
USNM 38765
"Lithomylacris pittstonianum n. sp." = Orthomylacris pittstoniana2 Scudder 1879 cockroach
"Lithomylacris panperata n. sp." = Orthomylacris pauperata3 Scudder 1890 cockroach
Lacoe 2041
Orthomylacris analis n. sp.1 Handlirsch 1906 cockroach
USNM 38784
Neomylacris major n. sp.1 Handlirsch 1906 cockroach
USNM 38766
Sphenomylacris singularis n. sp.1 Handlirsch 1906 cockroach
USNM 38761
"Orthomylacris truncatula n. sp." = Mylacris truncatula1 Handlirsch 1906 cockroach
USNM 38773
"Lithomylacris angustum n. sp." = Mylacris angusta2 Scudder 1879 cockroach
 Blattodea - Necymylacridae
Metaxyblatta hadroptera n. gen. n. sp.1, "Blattina fascigera n. sp." = Aphthoroblattina fascigera
Metaxyblatta hadroptera n. gen. n. sp.1 Handlirsch 1906 cockroach
USNM 38783
"Blattina fascigera n. sp." = Aphthoroblattina fascigera Scudder 1878 cockroach