Where: Saarland, Germany (49.3° N, 6.8° E: paleocoordinates 0.6° S, 15.8° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Heilgenwalder Schichten Formation, Westphalian D to Westphalian D (311.4 - 304.8 Ma)
• A schematic section (Text-Fig.2) is shown on p. 17. It contains information on bed thicknesses and general lithologies. The fossiliferous bed(s) directly underlie the Holz Conglomerate. The fossils are reported to have been collected from close to the boundary between Westphalian D and Stephanian A. Unclear which bed(s) the fossils were collected from, but section resolution is 10m high, so group of beds chosen as most likely description.
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: paralic; gray, sandy shale and gray, green sandstone
Size class: macrofossils
Preservation: cast, mold/impression, adpression
Collection methods: Collecting done between 1964 and 1973. Preservation described as "good".
Primary reference: T. A. H. De Jong. 1974. The fossil flora of Bous-Volkingen (Upper Westphalian, Saar Basin). 1:1-100 [H. Sims/A. McGowan/A. McGowan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 32504: authorized by Hallie Sims, entered by Alistair McGowan on 07.07.2003
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