Güllesheimer Bach, Bürdenbach, Westerwald (Mainz collection) (Devonian of Germany)

Where: Germany (50.6° N, 7.5° E: paleocoordinates 25.6° S, 2.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pragian (410.8 - 407.6 Ma)

• Undivided Siegenian, but probably Pragian according to Poschmann & Dunlop, 2011. According to Poschmann, "A lower Siegenian to lower middle Siegenian age, stratigraphically below the ‘classical’ Seifen fauna (cf. Drevermann 1904; Dahmer 1934; see Jansen 2012 for related discussion), has been assumed for a sequence near Hombach, yielding a similar facies and fossil association."

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Dark gray muddy siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by M. Poschmann, P. Muller, R. Steinmeyer

• Repository: Landessammlung fur Naturkunde Mainz (or Rheinland-Pfalz), from M. Poschmann collection (suffix -D) and P. Müller collection (prefix M), or Reinhard Steinmeyer (trigonotarbids)

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 155760: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 29.04.2014

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Taxonomic list

Arachnida
 Trigonotarbida - Archaeomartidae
Archaeomartus cf. levis2 Størmer 1970
PWL2010/5297LS (ex. M1946)
 Trigonotarbida - Palaeocharinidae
Spinocharinus steinmeyeri n. gen. n. sp.2 Poschmann and Dunlop 2011
PWL2010/5293-LS (ex. SSK1), 5294-LS (ex. SSK3), 5295-LS (ex. SSK2), 5296-LS (ex. 882-D), 5298-LS (ex. M1947), 5299-LS (ex. M1948), 5302-LS (ex. 957-D)
Spinocharinus cf. steinmeyeri2 Poschmann and Dunlop 2011
PWL2010/5300-LS (ex. M1950), 5301-LS (ex. 958-D)
 Scorpiones - Proscorpiidae
Waeringoscorpio westerwaldensis n. sp. Poschmann et al. 2008 scorpion
PWL2007/5000-LS (ex. M1970), 5001-LS (ex. 886-D), 5002-LS (ex. 891-D), 5003-LS (ex. 880-D), 5004-LS (ex. 883-D), 5005-LS (ex. 881-D)5006-LS (ex. M1971), 5007-LS (ex. M1972)
Xiphosura
 Xiphosurida -
Parahughmilleria cf. hefteri1 Stormer 1973 eurypterid
PWL2013/5220-LS (ex 960-D), 5221-LS (ex 1118-D), 5222-LS (ex 875-D), 5223-LS (ex 862-D), PWL2014/5180-LS (ex 1117-D), 5181-LSa,b (ex 1126-Da,b), 5182-LS (ex 878-D)
cf. Adelophthalmoidea indet.1 Tollerton 1989 eurypterid
PWL2013/5225-LS (ex 959-D), PWL2013/5226-LSa,b (ex 870-Da,b)
Wiedopterus noctua n. gen. n. sp.1 Poschmann 2015 eurypterid
PWL2013/5224-LS