Fischbach, Rußhütte (Carboniferous of Germany)

Where: Germany (49.5° N, 7.9° E: paleocoordinates 1.5° S, 16.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Obere Saarbrücker Schichten

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; shale

• 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, adpression

Collection methods: Repository: Naturhistorischer Verein der Rheinlande und Westfalens, Bonn (NHV)

Primary reference: F. Goldenberg. 1854. Die fossilen Insecten der Kohlenformation von Saarbrücken. Palaeontographica 4:17-38 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138365: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 15.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Protorthoptera -
"Gryllacris lithanthraca n. sp." = Prototettix lithanthraca
"Gryllacris lithanthraca n. sp." = Prototettix lithanthraca Goldenberg 1854 winged insect
Naturhist. Ver. Bonn 22
"Acridites formosus n. sp." = Paracridites formosus1
"Acridites formosus n. sp." = Paracridites formosus1 Goldenberg 1873 insect
 Arthropleurida - Arthropleuridae
Branchipusites anthracinus n. sp.1 Goldenberg 1873 millipede
Arthropleura armata2 Jordan and Meyer 1854 millipede