Sydney coalfield, Cape Breton (Brown collection) (Carboniferous to of Canada)

Where: Nova Scotia, Canada (46.3° N, 60.2° W: paleocoordinates 6.5° S, 3.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Westphalian C to Westphalian C (314.6 - 306.9 Ma)

• Sydney Coalfield considered to range from Westphalian C to Cantabrian in age (Lonchopteris eschweileriana and L. oblique zones).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, gray shale

• Maritimes basin; major rift-valley system developed after the Acadian orogeny
• dark grey shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by R. Brown

• Repository: possibly McGill University

Primary reference: S. H. Scudder. 1875. Two new fossil cockroaches from the Carboniferous of Cape Breton. The Canadian Naturalist and Quarterly Journal of Science 7:271-272 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 153634: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 04.01.2014, edited by Jered Karr

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Blattodea - Mylacridae
"Blattina heeri n. sp." = Orthomylacris heeri, Blattina bretonensis n. sp.
"Blattina heeri n. sp." = Orthomylacris heeri Scudder 1875 cockroach
Coll. Richard Brown
Blattina bretonensis n. sp. Scudder 1875 cockroach
Coll. Richard Brown
Equisetopsida
 Sphenophyllales - Sphenophyllaceae