Altenwald mine (Carboniferous of Germany)

Where: Saarland, Germany (49.3° N, 7.1° E: paleocoordinates 1.7° S, 16.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Saarbrucker layer Formation, Westphalian C (314.6 - 311.4 Ma)

• middle carboniferous

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, blue shale and unlithified bituminous coal

• 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 class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: surface (float)

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

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

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122601: 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 scaberata n. sp.2 Goldenberg 1877 cockroach
Naturhist. Ver. Bonn 28
 Palaeodictyoptera - Dictyoneuridae
"Termes decheni n. sp." = Polioptenus decheni, "Dictyoneura schmitzi n. sp." = Arltia schmitzi2, "Dictyoneura obsoleta n. sp." = Arltia obsoleta2, "Termes heeri n. sp." = Stilbocrocis heeri
"Termes decheni n. sp." = Polioptenus decheni Goldenberg 1854 winged insect
"Dictyoneura schmitzi n. sp." = Arltia schmitzi2 Goldenberg 1877 winged insect
Naturhist. Ver. Bonn 13(38)
"Dictyoneura obsoleta n. sp." = Arltia obsoleta2 Goldenberg 1877 winged insect
Naturhist. Ver. Bonn 11(37)
"Termes heeri n. sp." = Stilbocrocis heeri Goldenberg 1854 winged insect
 Palaeodictyoptera -
"Termitidium amissum n. sp." = Palaeodictyoptera amissa2, "? Dictyoneura macrophlebia n. sp." = Palaeodictyoptera macrophlebia4
"Termitidium amissum n. sp." = Palaeodictyoptera amissa2 Goldenberg 1877 winged insect
"? Dictyoneura macrophlebia n. sp." = Palaeodictyoptera macrophlebia4 Handlirsch 1906 winged insect
Arachnida
 Trigonotarbida -
"Termes hageni n. sp." = Anthracomartus hageni1
"Termes hageni n. sp." = Anthracomartus hageni1 Goldenberg 1873
Myriapoda
 Arthropleurida - Arthropleuridae
Arthropleura armata3 Jordan and Meyer 1854 millipede
Arthropleura enodis3 Guthörl 1934 millipede
Chondrichthyes
  -
Oniscina ornata n. gen. n. sp.1
Oniscina ornata n. gen. n. sp.1 Goldenberg 1873 elasmobranch