Hirschbach mine (Carboniferous of Germany)

Also known as Grube Hirschbach bei Dudweiler-Saar

Where: Germany (49.6° N, 11.5° E: paleocoordinates 0.7° S, 18.6° E)

When: Heiligenwald Formation, Westphalian C (314.6 - 311.4 Ma)

• Saarbrücker Schichten

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; blue 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." (personal comm. Jan-Michael Ilger).
• bluish shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: S. H. Scudder. 1879. Palaeozoic Cockroaches: A complete revision of the species of both worlds, with an essay toward their classification. Memoirs of the Boston Society of Natural History 3:23-134 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122593: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 03.01.2012

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Blattodea - Archimylacridae
"Blattina tischbeini n. sp." = Archimylacridae tischbeini1, "Blattina insignis n. sp." = Archimylacridae insignis1
"Blattina tischbeini n. sp." = Archimylacridae tischbeini1 Goldenberg 1873 cockroach
"Blattina insignis n. sp." = Archimylacridae insignis1 Goldenberg 1873 cockroach
Skalley-shaft
Branchiopoda
 Diplostraca - Lioestheriidae
"Estheria tenella" = Pseudestheria tenella2
"Estheria tenella" = Pseudestheria tenella2 Bronn 1850 clam shrimp
 Limnadioidea - Limnadiidae
Leaia herriana2 Guthörl 1934 branchiopod
Leaia baentschiana2 Beyrich 1864 branchiopod
Ostracoda
 Podocopida - Candonidae
Candona elongata2 Goldenberg 1870 ostracod