Gersweiler (Carboniferous of Germany)

Where: Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (49.2° N, 6.9° E: paleocoordinates 0.9° S, 15.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Auerswald coal seam Formation, Westphalian D (311.4 - 306.9 Ma)

• Middle Saarbrucker layer Formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

• Saar-Nahe basin; Half-graben generated by extension on South Hunsruck bounding fault, but with some component of dextral strike-slip transtension in an intermontane setting following the Variscan orogeny

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: Repository: Naturhistorischer Verein der Rheinlande und Westfalens, Bonn (NHV)

Primary reference: F. Goldenberg. 1854. Die fossilen Insecten der Kohlenformation von Saarbr├╝cken. Palaeontographica 4:17-38 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122576: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 03.01.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Blattodea - Archimylacridae
"Blattina primaeva n. sp." = Etoblattina primaeva
"Blattina primaeva n. sp." = Etoblattina primaeva Goldenberg 1854 cockroach
 Palaeodictyoptera - Dictyoneuridae
Dictyoneura libelluloides n. gen. n. sp., "Termes formosus n. sp." = Goldenbergia formosa
Dictyoneura libelluloides n. gen. n. sp. Goldenberg 1854 winged insect
"Termes formosus n. sp." = Goldenbergia formosa Goldenberg 1854 winged insect
 Dicondylia -
"Dictyoneura anthracophila n. sp." = Litoneura anthracophila
"Dictyoneura anthracophila n. sp." = Litoneura anthracophila Goldenberg 1854 winged insect
from Mr. Schiffbauer