Alken an der Mosel (Mainz collection) (Devonian of Germany)

Where: Germany (50.2° N, 7.5° E: paleocoordinates 26.4° S, 5.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Nellenköpfchen Formation, Early/Lower Emsian (409.1 - 402.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; lithified, muddy siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by M. Poschmann

• Repository: Landessammlung fur Naturkunde Mainz

Primary reference: M. Poschmann, J. A. Dunlop, C. Kamenz and G. Scholtz. 2008. The Lower Devonian scorpion Waeringoscorpio and the respirstory nature of its filamentous structures, with the description of a new species from the Westerwald area, Germany. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 82:418-436 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 155757: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 29.04.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Arachnida
 Phalangiotarbida - Devonotarbidae
Devonotarbus hombachensis2 Poschmann et al. 2005 phalangiotarbid
PWL2011/5666-LS (ex SPW 586-D), PWL2011/5667-LS (ex SPW 605-D,)
 Trigonotarbida - Archaeomartidae
Archaeomartus levis1 Størmer 1970
PWL2009/5046-LS (ex. 613-D), 5047-LS (ex. 588-D), 5048-LS (ex. 591-D), 5049-LS (ex. 594-D), 5050-LS (ex. 592-D), 5051-LS (ex. 599-D), 5052-LS (ex. 483-D)
 Trigonotarbida - Aphantomartidae
Alkenia mirabilis1 Størmer 1970
PWL2009/5043-LS (ex. 595-D), 5044-LS (ex. 584-D, 5045-LS (ex. 610-D)
 Scorpiones - Proscorpiidae
Waeringoscorpio hefteri Størmer 1970 scorpion
PWL2007/5011-LS (ex. 368-D)