Sydney coalfield (GSC collection) (Carboniferous to of Canada)

Where: Nova Scotia, Canada (46.3° N, 60.2° W: paleocoordinates 6.5° S, 3.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pictou Group, Westphalian C to Westphalian C (314.6 - 306.9 Ma)

• 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

Reposited in the GSC

Primary reference: M. J. Copeland. 1957. The arthropod fauna of the Upper Carboniferous rocks of the Maritime Provinces. Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 286:1-110 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 155666: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 22.04.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Dicondylia - Phyloblattidae
? Phyloblatta sp. Handlirsch 1906 winged insect
GSC 12846 (26 feet above Phalen seam)
 Dicondylia -
Palaeodictyoptera indet. Goldenberg 1877 winged insect
GSC 12859
 Meganisoptera - Meganeuridae
Meganeurinae indet. Handlirsch 1906 griffinfly
GSC 12863, 12864