Frankenholz (Carboniferous to of Germany)

Where: Germany (49.4° N, 7.2° E: paleocoordinates 1.2° S, 16.3° E)

When: Lower Saarbrucker layer Formation, Westphalian C to Westphalian C (314.6 - 306.9 Ma)

• Obere Saarbrücker Schichten

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, adpression

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 123825: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 31.01.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Conchostraca -
Estheria limbata1 Goldenberg 1877 clam shrimp
 Blattodea - Archimylacridae
"Etoblattina propria n. sp." = Platyblatta propria2
"Etoblattina propria n. sp." = Platyblatta propria2 Kliver 1883 cockroach
Bergschule Saarbrücken 7d Ab 2
 Palaeodictyoptera - Dictyoneuridae
Dictyoneura nigra n. sp.2 Kliver 1883 winged insect
Bergschule Saarbrücken 7d Ab 3
 Limnadioidea - Limnadiidae
Leaia baentschiana1 Beyrich 1864 branchiopod
 Arthropleurida - Arthropleuridae
Arthropleura armata1 Jordan and Meyer 1854 millipede