Strensham, Worcestershire (Museum of Practical Geology coll) (Triassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.1° N, 2.1° W: paleocoordinates 36.6° N, 0.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cotham Member (Lilstock Formation), Rhaetian (208.5 - 201.3 Ma)

• In this area, the insect bed is almost the lowest bed of the Lower Lias and overlies the White Lias (Rhaetian), either in the lowermost Hettangian planorbis zone or uppermost Rhaetian pre-planorbis beds. At Strensham, it is in the pre-planorbis beds, although Handlirsch gives an "upper Lias" age.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

• European epicontinental seaway

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float)

• Repository: Museum of Practical Geology, London

Primary reference: A. Handlirsch. 1939. Neue Untersuchungen über die fossilen Insekten mit Ergänzungen und Nachträgen sowie Ausblicken auf phylogenetische, palaeogeographische und allgemein biologische Probleme. II Teil. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 49:1-240 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139595: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 14.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Mecoptera - Orthophlebiidae
Orthophlebia gracilis n. sp. Handlirsch 1939 scorpionfly