Monceau-Fontaine colliery, shaft 10, 730 m depth (Carboniferous of Belgium)

Where: Belgium (50.4° N, 4.4° E: paleocoordinates 2.1° S, 12.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Marsdenian (318.1 - 314.6 Ma)

• Placed in Namurian C by Laurentiaux 1952, but later in lower Marsdenian (upper Namurian B) by Laurentiaux-Vieira & Laurentiaux 1985. Brauckmann et al. 1996 cites personal communication from Dusar that indicates that the specimen was probably found in uppermost Marsdenian strata just below the base of the Yeadonian (about 3 m below the marine band which could be correlated to "Haupt-floz."

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified shale

• Variscan foreland basin

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: Repository: Association pour l'Étude de la Paléontologie et de la Stratigraphie Houillères, Bruxelles.

Primary reference: D. Laurentiaux. 1952. Découverte d'un Homoptère Prosboloïde dans le Namurien belge. Association pour l'Étude de la Paléontologie et de la Stratigraphie Houillères Publication 14:1-16 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 164479: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 02.12.2014

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Protoprosbolidae
Protoprosbole straeleni n. gen. n. sp.
Protoprosbole straeleni n. gen. n. sp. Laurentiaux 1952 true bug