Bolsover Colliery (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (53.2° N, 1.3° W: paleocoordinates 0.1° S, 8.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Deep Hard Formation, Westphalian A (318.7 - 316.9 Ma)

• from roof of seam 15 cm above coal, at 586 m deep

Environment/lithology: delta plain; lithified siliciclastic sediments

• 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 The extensional tectonics of the early Carboniferous had been superseded by a phase of thermal subsidence, caused by the cooling of the asthenosphere beneath tectonically thinned lithosphere.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by M. Spencer, G. Ball; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: A. Nel, G. Fleck, R. Garrouste, G. Gand, J. Lapeyrie, S. M. Bybee, and J. Prokop. 2009. Revision of Permo-Carboniferous griffenflies (Insecta: Odonatoptera: Meganisoptera) based upon new species and redescription of selected poorly known taxa from Eurasia. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 289(4-6):89-121 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 105042: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 14.02.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Dicondylia - Erasipteridae
"Erasipteron bolsoveri n. sp." = Whalleyala bolsoveri1
"Erasipteron bolsoveri n. sp." = Whalleyala bolsoveri1 Whalley 1979 winged insect
BMNH In. 64532
 Meganisoptera - Meganeuridae
"Tupus diluculum n. sp." = Arctotypus diluculum2
"Tupus diluculum n. sp." = Arctotypus diluculum2 Whalley 1980 griffinfly
BMNH In. 64553