English Lias "insect beds" (Brodie coll) (Triassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.0° N, 2.0° W: paleocoordinates 36.6° N, 1.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Rhaetian (208.5 - 201.3 Ma)

• Insect limestone is usually upper Rhaetian, but could be lower Hettangian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified limestone

• European epicontinental seaway

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: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1915. British fossil insects. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 49:469-499 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124689: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 21.02.2012, edited by Jered Karr

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Blattodea - Mesoblattinidae
Aporoblattina butleri n. sp. Scudder 1886 cockroach
 Orthoptera - Elcanidae
"Elcana liasina" = Panorpidium liasina
"Elcana liasina" = Panorpidium liasina Giebel 1856 grasshopper
Lacoe 3490, 3491, 3493-3495 (last marked "Osborne's pit") (USNM 61389)