Saarlouis Lebach Coal seam (Carboniferous of Germany)

Also known as Labach Mine near Heusweiler-Saar

Where: Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (49.3° N, 7.5° E: paleocoordinates 1.1° N, 17.5° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lebach coal seam Formation, Stephanian (306.9 - 298.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; shale

• 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. "Coal seams from this area are called "limnic coals" are were deposited in intra-continental lakes." (Per. Com. Jan-Michael Ilger).

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: F. Goldenberg. 1873. Fauna Saraepontana Fossilis. Die Fossilen Thiere aus der Steinkohlenformation von Saarbr├╝cken, 1tes Heft 1-26 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122577: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 03.01.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Blattodea - Archimylacridae
"Blattina labachensis n. sp." = Archimylacridae labachensis
"Blattina labachensis n. sp." = Archimylacridae labachensis Goldenberg 1873 cockroach
Blattina anaglyptica var. labachensis