Strip mine at Windham Springs (Carboniferous of the United States)

Where: Alabama (33.5° N, 87.5° W: paleocoordinates 13.6° S, 28.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pottsville Formation, Westphalian A (318.7 - 316.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified shale

• Black Warrior basin; Ouachita foreland basin

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by J. Hall, K. Gaddy in 1988

• Repository: University of Alabama Museum of Natural History, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Primary reference: R. J. Beckemeyer and M. S. Engel. 2011. Upper Carboniferous insects from the Pottsville Formation of northern Alabama (Insecta: Ephemeropterida, Palaeodictyopterida, Odonatoptera). Scientific Papers, Natural History Museum, The University of Kansas 44:1-19 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 126587: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 07.04.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Meganisoptera - Meganeuridae
Oligotypus tuscaloosae n. sp. Beckemeyer and Engel 2011 griffinfly
Univ. Alabama MNH PI1988.001.001