Claxheugh (Kirkby coll) (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Also known as South Hylton

Where: England, United Kingdom (54.9° N, 1.4° W: paleocoordinates 2.4° N, 8.5° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Anthracomya phillipsii other zone, Upper Coal Measures Formation, Westphalian C (314.6 - 311.4 Ma)

Environment/lithology: interdistributary bay; lithified, nodular, sideritic mudstone

• 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 The extensional tectonics of the early Carboniferous had been superseded by a phase of thermal subsidence, caused by the cooling of the asthenosphere beneath tectonically thinned lithosphere.
• "The ironstone containing the fossils is compact and grey" Kirkby, 1867

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by J.W. Kirkby

• Repository: Hancock Museum, Newcastle-on-Tyne

Primary reference: J. W. Kirkby. 1867. On the remains of Insects from the Coal-Measures of Durham. Geological Magazine 4:388-390 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122564: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 03.01.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Blattodea - Mylacridae
"Etoblattina mantidioides n. sp." = Phylomylacris mantidioides
"Etoblattina mantidioides n. sp." = Phylomylacris mantidioides Goldenberg 1867 cockroach
 Podocopida - Cytheridae
 Palaeocopida - Beyrichiidae
 Myalinida - Myalinidae
"Anthracoptera sp." = Naiadites
"Anthracoptera sp." = Naiadites Dawson 1860 clam
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
? Ancylus vinti pulmonate