Foley, near Longton (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (53.0° N, 2.1° W: paleocoordinates 0.4° S, 7.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Peacock Marls Formation, Westphalian A (318.1 - 314.6 Ma)

• "The geological horizon is that of the “Peacock Marl” (i.e., the marl overlying the Peacock Coal), and it therefore comes from near the top of the workable Coal-measures." Woodward, 1906

Environment/lithology: interdistributary bay; lithified, nodular, sideritic mudstone

• Pennine Basin. The extensional tectonics of the early Carboniferous had been superseded by a phase of thermal subsidence, caused by the cooling of the asthenosphere beneath tectonically thinned lithosphere.
• "impression in clay ironstone"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by J. T. Stobbs

Primary reference: J. T. Stobbs. 1903. Fossil insect from the Coal-Measures, north Staffordshire. Geological Magazine, Decade IV 10:524 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123934: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 02.02.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Palaeodictyoptera - Breyeriidae
Stobbsia woodwardiana n. gen. n. sp.
Stobbsia woodwardiana n. gen. n. sp. Handlirsch 1908 winged insect