Schiffweiler (Carboniferous of Germany)

Where: Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (49.4° N, 7.1° E: paleocoordinates 1.1° N, 17.2° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Ottweiler Schichten Formation, Stephanian (306.9 - 298.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithified 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 Comm Jan-Michael Ilger).

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: A. Handlirsch. 1906. Die Fossilen Insekten und die Phylogenie der Rezenten Formen, parts I-IV. Ein Handbuch fur Palaontologen und Zoologen 1-640 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123810: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 31.01.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Blattaria -
Blattariae kliveri n. sp.2 Handlirsch 1920 cockroach
small fragment of wing (Anthracoblattina sp., in Kliver 1886; pl 14, fig 4)
 Paoliida - Anthracoptilidae
"Petroblattina subtilis n. sp." = Strephocladus subtilis3
"Petroblattina subtilis n. sp." = Strephocladus subtilis3 Kliver 1883 winged insect
Bergschule Saarbr├╝cken 7c Ba 14
 Limnadioidea - Limnadiidae
Leaia baentschiana1 Beyrich 1864 branchiopod
 Podocopida - Candonidae
Candona elongata1 Goldenberg 1870 ostracod