Friedrichstal railway cut (Carboniferous of Germany)

Where: Saarbrücken, Germany (49.3° N, 7.1° E: paleocoordinates 1.6° S, 16.4° E)

When: Westphalian (318.1 - 306.9 Ma)

• Mittleres Obercarbon

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

Collection methods: 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 124243: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 09.02.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Dicondylia - Phyloblattidae
Friedrichsthalia blatteri n. sp.2 Guthörl 1930 winged insect
 Palaeodictyoptera -
Saarlandia flexisubcostata n. gen. n. sp.2 Guthörl 1930 winged insect
 Palaeodictyoptera - Dictyoneuridae
"Dictyoneura gracilis n. sp." = Dictyoneurula gracilis4, "Polioptenus willerti n. sp." = Arltia willerti2, "Arltia aff. willerti" = Arltia willerti3, "Dictyoneurula kliveri n. sp." = Dictyoneuridae kliveri3, Kallenbergia handlirschi n. gen. n. sp.2
"Dictyoneura gracilis n. sp." = Dictyoneurula gracilis4 Kliver 1886 winged insect
"Polioptenus willerti n. sp." = Arltia willerti2 Guthörl 1930 winged insect
"Arltia aff. willerti" = Arltia willerti3 Guthörl 1930 winged insect
"Dictyoneurula kliveri n. sp." = Dictyoneuridae kliveri3 Handlirsch 1906 winged insect
Kallenbergia handlirschi n. gen. n. sp.2 Guthörl 1930 winged insect
 Palaeodictyoptera -
"Termes affinis n. sp." = Anagesthes affinis, Althansia sahneri n. gen. n. sp.3, "Eurydictya richteri" = Eurydictyella richteri3
"Termes affinis n. sp." = Anagesthes affinis Goldenberg 1854 winged insect
Guthorl gives location as Grube Altenwald-Saar, railway cut
Althansia sahneri n. gen. n. sp.3 Guthörl 1934 winged insect
"Eurydictya richteri" = Eurydictyella richteri3 Guthörl 1934 winged insect
 Xiphosurida - Eurypteridae
Eurypterus sp.3 eurypterid
 Arthropleurida - Arthropleuridae
Arthropleura punctata1 Goldenberg 1873 millipede