Coseley, near Dudley (Johnson coll) (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.6° N, 2.1° W: paleocoordinates 0.5° S, 8.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Westphalian B (314.6 - 314.6 Ma)

• Middle Coal Measures (binds between the "Brooch" and "Thick" coals). Westphalian B, Duckmantian, according to recent papers.

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

• 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 The extensional tectonics of the early Carboniferous had been superseded by a phase of thermal subsidence, caused by the cooling of the asthenosphere beneath tectonically thinned lithosphere.
• Fossils commonly contained in ironstone nodules

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: H. Woodward. 1887. Some new British Carboniferous cockroaches. Geological Magazine, Decade III 4:49-58 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 125238: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 07.03.2012, edited by Lindy Edwards and Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Dicondylia -
Coselia palmiformis n. gen. n. sp.2
Coselia palmiformis n. gen. n. sp.2 Bolton 1922 winged insect
BMNH Johnson Collection, no. I. 15893
 Blattodea - Archimylacridae
Archimylacris incisa n. sp.2 Bolton 1922 cockroach
BMNH Johnson Collection, no. I. 15900
 Blattodea - Necymylacridae
"Etoblattina johnsoni n. sp." = Aphthoroblattina johnsoni
"Etoblattina johnsoni n. sp." = Aphthoroblattina johnsoni Woodward 1887 cockroach
BMNH Johnson Collection, no. I. 1067
 Blattodea -
Leptoblattina exilis n. sp. Woodward 1887 cockroach
BMNH Johnson Collection 1065, 1066
 Protorthoptera -
Ptenodera dubius n. gen. n. sp.2, Pruvostia spectabilis n. gen. n. sp.1
Ptenodera dubius n. gen. n. sp.2 Bolton 1922 winged insect
BMNH Johnson Collection, no. I. 1559
Pruvostia spectabilis n. gen. n. sp.1 Bolton 1921 winged insect
BMNH Johnson Collection, no. I. 15894
 Orthoptera - Oedischiidae
Xeroptera obtusata n. gen. n. sp.2
Xeroptera obtusata n. gen. n. sp.2 Bolton 1922 grasshopper
BMNH Johnson Collection, no. I. 1558
 Megasecoptera - Brodiidae
"Brodia fasciata n. sp." = Brodia priscotincta3, "Brodia nympha n. sp." = Brodia priscotincta3
"Brodia fasciata n. sp." = Brodia priscotincta3 Scudder 1881 winged insect
BMNH I.1557
"Brodia nympha n. sp." = Brodia priscotincta3 Scudder 1881 winged insect
BMNH I.1563, 1564
Arachnida
 Phalangiotarbida - Architarbidae
Goniotarbus tuberculatus5 phalangiotarbid
BMNH In. 15864
 Trigonotarbida - Anthracomartidae
"Cryptomartus priesti" = Anthracomartus priesti5, "Cleptomartus plautus n. sp." = Anthracomartus priesti5
"Cryptomartus priesti" = Anthracomartus priesti5 Pocock 1911
BMNH In. 15858
"Cleptomartus plautus n. sp." = Anthracomartus priesti5 Pocock 1911
BMNH In. 15896, 15857, 15884, 15895, 15898
 Trigonotarbida - Trigonotarbidae
Trigonotarbus johnsoni5 Pocock 1911
BMNH I.15859, 15860, 15897
 Trigonotarbida - Anthracosironidae
Anthracosiro fritschii n. sp.7 Pocock 1903
BMNH I.1556
Anthracosiro woodwardi n. gen. n. sp.6 Pocock 1903
BMNH I.1551; I.1554 in Pocock, 1903b; I.1552 in Petrunkevitch 1949
 Haptopoda - Plesiosironidae
Plesiosiro madeleyi5 Pocock 1911
BMNH In. 15899
 Amblypygi - Weygoldtinidae
"Graeophonus anglicus" = Weygoldtina anglica8
"Graeophonus anglicus" = Weygoldtina anglica8 Pocock 1911 whip spider
 Opiliones - Archaeometidae
Archaeometa nephilina5 Pocock 1911 harvestman
BMNH In. 15863
 Scorpiones -
"Pseudobuthiscorpius labiosus n. gen. n. sp." = Compsoscorpius buthiformis4, "Compsoscorpius elongatus n. sp." = Compsoscorpius buthiformis5
"Pseudobuthiscorpius labiosus n. gen. n. sp." = Compsoscorpius buthiformis4 Pocock 1911 scorpion
BMNH Johnson I.1555
"Compsoscorpius elongatus n. sp." = Compsoscorpius buthiformis5 Pocock 1911 scorpion
BMNH In. 15862
Myriapoda
 Euphoberiida - Euphoberiidae
Euphoberia ferox10 Salter 1863 millipede
Myriacantherpestes sp.9 Burke 1979 millipede
BMNH I.1550