Raasch 5 locality, Midco (Permian of the United States)

Where: Oklahoma (36.5° N, 97.3° W: paleocoordinates 1.9° N, 26.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Midco Member (Wellington Formation), Artinskian (290.1 - 279.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithified, dolomitic, argillaceous lime mudstone

• Salty playa lake. The lower layer shows sedimentational and organic features which suggest that it was laid down close to the shore and that most of its biota was washed into the lake. The matrix and biota of the middle layer, which is highly irregular and characterized by pink partings, were probably transported to the water by violent dust storms. The upper layer is highly argillaceous, and was deposited under strongly saline conditions; insects are rare but they are very well preserved.
• Several layers of fine-grained, compact, argillaceous dolomitic lime stone, separated by fissile shale. Three of the limestone layers contain insects, and for convenience of reference they have been designated the lower, middle and upper insect layers.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by Joseph Hall in 2004

• Repository: Fossil Insect Collection, Entomology Division (Paleoentomology) of the University of Kansas Natural History Museum

Primary reference: R. J. Beckemeyer. 2013. A new species of Glaphyrophlebia Handlirsch, 1906 (Insecta: Neoptera: Blattinopsidae) from the Lower Permian Wellington Formation of Noble County, Oklahoma, USA. The Carboniferous-Permian Transition. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 60:7-11 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 155397: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 11.04.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Paoliida - Blattinopsidae
Glaphyrophlebia anderhalterorum n. sp. Beckemeyer 2013 winged insect