Jaegersfreude mine (Carboniferous of Germany)

Also known as Grube Jägersfreude-Saar; Halde im Fischbachtal

Where: Germany (49.3° N, 7.0° E: paleocoordinates 2.0° S, 14.8° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Saarbrucker layer Formation, Westphalian C (314.6 - 311.4 Ma)

• obere Saarbrücker Schichten; Mittleres Obercarbon

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; shale and coal

• 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. Com. Jan-Michael Ilger)

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: P. Guthörl. 1934. Die Arthropoden aus dem Carbon und Perm des Saar-Nahe-Pfalz-Gebietes. Im Vertrieb bei der Preußischen Geologischen Landesanstalt 44(4):1-279 [M. Clapham/A. Delelli/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138349: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 15.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Trigonotarbida -
Termes buchi n. sp.
Termes buchi n. sp. Goldenberg 1873
 Euphoberiida - Euphoberiidae
"Chonionotus lithanthracis" = Euphoberia lithanthracis
"Chonionotus lithanthracis" = Euphoberia lithanthracis Jordan and Meyer 1854 millipede
 Arthropleurida - Arthropleuridae
"Arthropleura affinis n. sp." = Arthropleura armata
"Arthropleura affinis n. sp." = Arthropleura armata Jordan and Meyer 1854 millipede