Spoil heap from construction of flotz 2, Steinbach valley (Carboniferous of Germany)

Where: Germany (49.3° N, 7.0° E: paleocoordinates 0.9° S, 15.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Flöz Zweibänke Formation, Westphalian D (311.4 - 306.9 Ma)

• "Collecting places of insects are the clay stone layers above Seam Zwseibänke and Seam Dreibänke." Brauckmann & Herd, 2002.

Environment/lithology: lacustrine deltaic; lithified claystone

• 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. "Coal seams from this area are called "limnic coals" are were deposited in intra-continental lakes." (Pers Comm. Jan-Michael Ilger).

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: M. Kliver. 1886. Ueber einige neue Arthropodenreste aus der Saarbrücker und der Wettin-Löbejuner Steinkohlenformation. Palaeontographica 32:99-115 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 125664: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 15.03.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Material described by Kliver
 Blattodea - Archimylacridae
"Etoblattina steinbachensis n. sp." = Platyblatta steinbachensis
"Etoblattina steinbachensis n. sp." = Platyblatta steinbachensis Kliver 1886 cockroach
underlying Flotz 2
 Phalangiotarbida - Architarbidae
"Opiliotarbus kliveri n. sp." = Architarbus hoffmanni
"Opiliotarbus kliveri n. sp." = Architarbus hoffmanni Guthörl 1934 phalangiotarbid
Arthropodenrest (?Geraphrynus) in Kliver, 1886 (pl 14, fig 11)