Mariakani-MacKinnon Road well, 1289 feet depth (Permian of Kenya)

Where: Kenya (3.8° S, 39.3° E: paleocoordinates 50.7° S, 26.5° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Maji ya Chumvi Formation, Lopingian (259.9 - 252.2 Ma)

• Insects likely came from the lower unit of this formation, which comprises black shales with fossil plants. It is currently dated to the Late Permian. The middle and upper units of the same formation are Early Triassic (see Hankel 1992). Thus a possibility remains that these insects could be Triassic even if it better corresponds to the Late Permian (see Ballard et al. 1986).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified shale

• Basins linked to collisional-induced extensional tectonics

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: A. Nel, R. Garrouste, and J. Prokop. 2015. The first African Anthracoptilidae (Insecta: Paoliida) near the Permian-Triassic boundary in Kenya. Zootaxa 3925:145-150 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 166806: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 26.02.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Paoliida - Anthracoptilidae
Afrocladus kenyaensis n. sp. Nel et al. 2015 winged insect
NHM II 3069
Afrocladus pumilio n. gen. n. sp. Nel et al. 2015 winged insect
NHM II 3070