Butter mine in Pittston (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Pennsylvania (41.4° N, 75.8° W: paleocoordinates 9.4° S, 15.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: E Coal Member (Pottsville Formation), Westphalian (318.1 - 306.9 Ma)

• "…specimen from shale over the E coal or Pittston coal…" Scudder, 1895

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, carbonaceous shale and anthracite

• Appalachian foreland basin

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by R. D. Lacoe; reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: S. H. Scudder. 1895. Revision of the American fossil cockroaches with descriptions of new forms. Bulletin of the United States Geological Survey 124:1-176 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 125698: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 16.03.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Blattodea - Mylacridae
"? Paromylacris pluteus n. sp." = Orthomylacris pluteus
"? Paromylacris pluteus n. sp." = Orthomylacris pluteus Scudder 1895 cockroach
Coll Lacoe 2040a