Coseley, near Dudley (Brodie coll) (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: Staffordshire, United Kingdom (52.6° N, 2.1° W: paleocoordinates 0.5° S, 8.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Westphalian B (314.6 - 314.6 Ma)

• Middle Coal Measures (binds between the "Brooch" and "Thick" coals). Westphalian B, Duckmantian, according to recent papers.

Environment/lithology: interdistributary bay; lithified, nodular, sideritic shale

• Pennine Basin. The extensional tectonics of the early Carboniferous had been superseded by a phase of thermal subsidence, caused by the cooling of the asthenosphere beneath tectonically thinned lithosphere.
• Fossils commonly contained in ironstone nodules

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: A. Handlirsch. 1919. Revision der Paläozoischen Insekten. Denkschriften der Akademie Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 96:511-592 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 152262: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 14.11.2013, edited by Lindy Edwards

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Megasecoptera - Brodiidae
"Brodia priscotincta n. gen. n. sp." = Brodia priscotincta, "Brodia scudderi n. sp." = Brodia priscotincta
"Brodia priscotincta n. gen. n. sp." = Brodia priscotincta Scudder 1881 winged insect
BMNH Brodie Collection, no. I. 3896
"Brodia scudderi n. sp." = Brodia priscotincta Scudder 1881 winged insect
BMNH I.3879