Güllesheimer Bach, Bürdenbach, Westerwald (SSK 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 R. Steinmeyer

• Repository: private collection of R. Steinmeyer

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 155761: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 29.04.2014

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Taxonomic list

Arachnida
 Scorpiones - Proscorpiidae
Waeringoscorpio westerwaldensis Poschmann et al. 2008 scorpion
SSK1, 2