Charmouth burden pile (Bastelberger collection) (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 2.9° W: paleocoordinates 37.2° N, 3.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Charmouth Mudstone Formation (Lias Group), Sinemurian (199.3 - 190.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, calcareous mudstone

• "The calcareous mudstone in which the insects are preserved varies in fineness and is frequently full of burrows…" Whalley, 1985

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression, concretion

Collection methods: Repository: private collection of Mr. Thomas Bastelberger, and will be donated to the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart (SMNS) in Germany

Primary reference: G. Bechly. 2018. Chrismooreia michaelbehei gen. et sp. nov. (Insecta: Odonata: Asiopteridae), a new fossil damsel-dragonfly from the Early Jurassic of England. BIO-Complexity 2018(1):1-10 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 192973: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 28.04.2018

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Taxonomic list

 Dicondylia - Protomyrmeleontidae
Protomyrmeleon cf. brunonis Geinitz 1888 winged insect
AR 428