Otzenhausen (Permian of Germany)

Where: Germany (49.6° N, 7.0° E: paleocoordinates 3.1° N, 18.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Spiloblattina odernheimensis other zone, Odernheim Member (Meisenheim Formation), Asselian (298.9 - 295.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithified shale

• Saar-Nahe basin; Half-graben generated by extension on South Hunsruck bounding fault, but with some component of dextral strike-slip transtension in an intermontane setting following the Variscan orogeny. "Coal seams from this area are called "limnic coals" are were deposited in intra-continental lakes." (Pers Comm Jan-Michael Ilger)

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: J. Schneider. 1982. Entwurf einer biostratigraphischen Zonengliederung mittels der Spiloblattinidae (Blattodea, Insecta) fur das kontinentale euramerische Permokarbon. Freiberger Forschungshefte C 375:27-47 [M. Clapham/A. Delelli/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 156565: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 24.05.2014

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Taxonomic list

 Blattodea - Spiloblattinidae
Spiloblattina odernheimensis Schneider 1982 cockroach