Sarre-et-Moselle colliery, siège of Merlebach, pit 5, roof of vein 8 (Carboniferous of France)

Where: France (49.2° N, 6.8° E: paleocoordinates 1.0° S, 15.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Petite-Rosselle Formation, Westphalian D (311.4 - 306.9 Ma)

• Lower part of Petite-Rosselle layer, below Tonstein II

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified 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

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected in 1931

• Repository: Musée houiller de l'Université de Lille

Primary reference: G. Waterlot. 1934. Étude de la faune continentale du terrain houiller sarro-lorrain. Thèses Présentées a la Faculté des Sciences de l'Université de Lille 49:1-317 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 153153: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 08.12.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Arachnida
 Trigonotarbida - Anthracosironidae
"Anthracosiro elongatus n. sp." = Anthracosiro fritschii
"Anthracosiro elongatus n. sp." = Anthracosiro fritschii Pocock 1903