Brown's Wood, Warwickshire (Triassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.3° N, 1.8° W: paleocoordinates 36.9° N, 1.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Rhaetian (208.5 - 201.3 Ma)

• The insect bed at Brown’s Wood was located by Brodie (1865), overlying the Estheria and Pecten beds, which are old terms for the Cotham Member and the Westbury Formation, respectively. Swift (1995) studied the occurrence of the White Lias throughout Britain. The White Lias is absent in Gloucestershire and is replaced by the Pseudomonotis bed but in Warwickshire, the White Lias is present, so the insect-bearing bed lying above the Cotham Member is probably in the White Lias (Langport Member).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by Rev. P.B. Brodie; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: core

Primary reference: P. E. S. Whalley. 1982. Bintoniella brodiei Handlirsch (Orthoptera) from the lower Lias of the English Channel, with a review of British bintoniellid fossils. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Geology) 36(2):143-149 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 113957: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 07.08.2011, edited by Jered Karr

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Blattaria - Caloblattinidae
"Mesoblattina geikiei n. sp." = Rhipidoblattina geikiei6
"Mesoblattina geikiei n. sp." = Rhipidoblattina geikiei6 Scudder 1886 cockroach
NHM I 10620
 Dermaptera - Dermapteridae
Phanerogramma heeri3 Giebel 1856 earwig
NHMUK I.10619, 10870
 Orthoptera - Protogryllidae
"Protogryllus grandis" = Protogryllus (Protogryllus) grandis7, "Protogryllus dobbertinensis" = Protogryllus (Protogryllus) dobbertinensis8, "Protogryllus parallelus" = Protogryllus (Protogryllus) parallelus7
"Protogryllus grandis" = Protogryllus (Protogryllus) grandis7 Zeuner 1937 grasshopper
NHM I 10600
"Protogryllus dobbertinensis" = Protogryllus (Protogryllus) dobbertinensis8 Geinitz 1880 grasshopper
NHM I. 10624, 10871, 10895
"Protogryllus parallelus" = Protogryllus (Protogryllus) parallelus7 Zeuner 1937 grasshopper
NHM I 10573
 Orthoptera - Gryllidae
Gryllidae "indet. 2"8 Laicharting 1781 true crickets
NHM I. 11042
 Orthoptera - Bintoniellidae
Bintoniella brodiei n. gen. Handlirsch 1939 grasshopper
BMNH In. 10588,10616,10592
 Coleoptera -
Coleopteron sp.2 Handlirsch 1906 beetle
Browns Wood, Stoppers Wood, Arden; England
 Coleoptera - Coptoclavidae
Holcoptera pigmentatus n. sp.4 Kelly et al. 2017 beetle
NHMUK I.10714
 Coleoptera - Cupedidae
"Omma liassica n. sp." = Omma liassicum1
"Omma liassica n. sp." = Omma liassicum1 Crowson 1962 reticulated beetle
BMNH I.11095, 11070
 Mecoptera - Orthophlebiidae
Orthophlebia liassica5 Mantell 1844 scorpionfly
BMNH I 10744, 10622
Protorthophlebia latipennis5 Tillyard 1933 scorpionfly
BMNH I 10608
 Mecoptera - Permochoristidae
"Liassochorista anglicana n. gen. n. sp." = Mesochorista anglicana5
"Liassochorista anglicana n. gen. n. sp." = Mesochorista anglicana5 Tillyard 1933 scorpionfly
BMNH I 10602, 10614 both in Brodie 1898 collection
 Trichoptera - Necrotauliidae
Necrotaulius sp.5 Handlirsch 1906 caddisfly
BMNH I 11064, I 10909, I 10915