Plötz, near Halle (Trostheide collection) (Carboniferous of Germany)

Where: Germany (51.6° N, 12.0° E: paleocoordinates 4.4° N, 19.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Stephanian C (303.4 - 301.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified siliciclastic sediments

• Saale basin; extensional basin formed during transtension within Variscan belt

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by Frank Trostheide

• Repository: private collection of Frank Trostheide, Wolmirstedt, Sachsen-Anhalt

Primary reference: W. Zessin. 2012. Eine weitere neue Geraride, Hirsutgerarus saxonicus n. gen. n. sp. (Insecta: Panorthoptera: Geraridae), aus dem Oberkarbon (Stephanium C) von Plötz bei Halle (Deutschland). Virgo, Mitteilungsblatt des Entomologischen Vereins Mecklenburg 15:10-17 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 163476: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 28.10.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Orthoptera - Geraridae
Hirsutgerarus saxonicus n. gen. n. sp.
Hirsutgerarus saxonicus n. gen. n. sp. Zessin 2012 grasshopper