Tipton (BMNH collection) (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: Staffordshire, United Kingdom (52.5° N, 2.1° W: paleocoordinates 0.8° S, 7.8° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Westphalian A (318.1 - 314.6 Ma)

• Shale over the "Thick Coal"

Environment/lithology: delta plain; shale

• Pennine Basin. The extensional tectonics of the early Carboniferous had been superseded by a phase of thermal subsidence, caused by the cooling of the asthenosphere beneath tectonically thinned lithosphere.
• Specimen is on a piece of dull grey shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: H. Bolton. 1921. A Monograph of the Fossil Insects of the British Coal Measures 1-80 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 167683: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 28.03.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Megasecoptera - Brodiidae
Brodia priscotincta Scudder 1881 winged insect
BMNH In. 18433, 18434