Lower Lias (Brodie coll) (Triassic to of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.0° N, 2.0° W: paleocoordinates 37.2° N, 1.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Rhaetian to Rhaetian (208.5 - 196.5 Ma)

• Brodie's material came from upper Rhaetian to lower Hettangian strata

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified shale and lithified limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by Rev. P.B. Brodie; reposited in the BMNH, USNM

• Purchased by British Museum in 1898. Some material given by Brodie to Mr. Lacoe, who donated it to the US National Museum.

Primary reference: P. B. Brodie. 1845. A History of the Fossil Insects in the Secondary Rocks of England Accompanied by a Particular Account of the Strata in which they Occur, and of the Circumstances Connected with their Preservation 1-130 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124688: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 21.02.2012, edited by Jered Karr

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera -
Meshemipteron incertum n. gen. n. sp.1
Meshemipteron incertum n. gen. n. sp.1 Cockerell 1915 true bug
Lacoe unnmbered (USNM 61396)
 Orthoptera -
Orthophlebia longissima n. sp.4 Giebel 1856 grasshopper
Specimen in pl 8, fig 5
Eospilopteron ornatum n. gen. n. sp.1 Cockerell 1915 grasshopper
Lacoe 3488 (USNM 61388)
 Orthoptera - Haglidae
"Hagla anglica n. sp." = Hagla gracilis5, "Hagla similis n. sp." = Hagla gracilis4
"Hagla anglica n. sp." = Hagla gracilis5 Giebel 1856 hump-winged cricket
Specimen in pl 10, fig 5 (specimen lost, according to Zeuner 1939)
"Hagla similis n. sp." = Hagla gracilis4 Giebel 1856 hump-winged cricket
Specimen in pl 8, fig 6 (specimen lost, according to Zeuner 1939)
 Orthoptera -
Haglopsis parallela1 Giebel 1856 grasshopper
Lacoe 3489, 3430 (USNM 61393)
 Dicondylia -
Coleoptera indet. Linnaeus 1758 beetle
 Coleoptera -
Brodiola nana n. gen. n. sp.5, "Elater neptuni n. sp." = Plastelater neptuni4
Brodiola nana n. gen. n. sp.5 Handlirsch 1906 beetle
Specimen in Pl 7, fig 4
"Elater neptuni n. sp." = Plastelater neptuni4 Giebel 1856 beetle
Specimen in pl 7, fig 3
 Coleoptera - Coptoclavidae
"Holcoptera confluens n. sp." = Holcoptera schlotheimi1
"Holcoptera confluens n. sp." = Holcoptera schlotheimi1 Giebel 1856 beetle
Lacoe 3482, 3483, 3498 (USNM 61407)
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Hadrocephalus liasinus n. sp.5, Hadrocephalus minor n. sp.5, Hadrocephalus anglicus n. gen. n. sp.5, Notokistus brodiei n. gen. n. sp.5
Hadrocephalus liasinus n. sp.5 Handlirsch 1906 ground beetle
Specimen in pl 7, fig 11
Hadrocephalus minor n. sp.5 Handlirsch 1906 ground beetle
Specimen in pl 7, fig 9
Hadrocephalus anglicus n. gen. n. sp.5 Handlirsch 1906 ground beetle
Specimen in pl 7, fig 10
Notokistus brodiei n. gen. n. sp.5 Handlirsch 1906 ground beetle
Specimen in pl 7, fig 8
 Coleoptera -
"Gyrinus dubius n. sp." = Paragyrinus dubius4 Giebel 1856 beetle
Specimen in Pl 7, fig 6
Pseudotelephorus haueri1 Giebel 1856 beetle
Lacoe 3480 (USNM 61402)
Pseudotelephorus punctulatus n. sp.1 Cockerell 1915 beetle
Lacoe 3496 (USNM 61403)
Pseudotelephorus grandis n. sp.1 Cockerell 1915 beetle
Lacoe 3497 (USNM 61404)
Glaphyroptula anglica n. sp.1 Cockerell 1915 beetle
Lacoe 3475 (USNM 61408)
Anhydrophilus brodiei n. gen. n. sp.5 Handlirsch 1906 beetle
Specimen in pl 6, fig 30 ("a globular aquatic beetle")
 Coleoptera - Cupedidae
"Omma liassica" = Omma liassicum2
"Omma liassica" = Omma liassicum2 Crowson 1962 reticulated beetle
BMNH I.11698, 11880, 11827, 11709
 Mecoptera - Orthophlebiidae
"Orthophlebia lata n. sp." = Orthophlebia liassica4, "Orthophlebia communis" = Orthophlebia liassica1
"Orthophlebia lata n. sp." = Orthophlebia liassica4 Mantell 1844 scorpionfly
Specimen in pl 10, fig 11
"Orthophlebia communis" = Orthophlebia liassica1 Mantell 1844 scorpionfly
Lacoe 3455 (USNM 61394)
 Megaloptera -
Nematophlebia plicata n. gen. n. sp.1
Nematophlebia plicata n. gen. n. sp.1 Cockerell 1915 alderfly
Lacoe 3478, 9 (USNM 61395(
 Odonata -
? Libellula decapitata n. sp.3 De Selys-Longchamps 1850 dragonfly
Specimen in pl 9, fig 1 ("appears to be the head of a dragon-fly")
  -
Hemerobius higginsi n. sp. Brodie 1845 insect