König open pit mine (Carboniferous of Germany)

Also known as Grube König bei Neunkirchen-Saar

Where: Germany (49.3° N, 7.2° E: paleocoordinates 1.8° S, 15.9° 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 138350: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 15.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Arthropleurida - Arthropleuridae
Arthropleura armata n. sp. Jordan and Meyer 1854 millipede