Mazon Creek, Pit 11 (Testa coll): Westphalian D, Illinois

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Enteropneusta - Spengelidae
Mazoglossus ramsdelli Bardack 1997
Cameron 2016
Diplura - Testajapygidae
Testajapyx thomasi n. gen., n. sp. Kukalová-Peck 1987
1 specimen
TVT 25
Insecta - Megasecoptera - Protohymenidae
Carbohymen testai n. gen., n. sp. Pecharová and Prokop 2018
Pecharová and Prokop 2018 1 specimen
TVT 1455
Insecta - Paoliida - Blattinopsidae
Stephanopsis testai n. sp. Dvořák et al. 2022
Dvořák et al. 2022 1 specimen
FMNH TVT 4023 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Paoliida - Anthracoptilidae
Adiphlebia lacoana Scudder 1885
Kukalová-Peck and Beutel 2012 1 specimen
TVT 2023 (1 measurement)
see common names

Country:United States State/province:Illinois
Coordinates: 41.2° North, 88.2° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:4.8° South, 23.3° West
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:hand sample
Period:Carboniferous Epoch:Pennsylvanian
Stage:Moscovian 10 m.y. bin:Carboniferous 4
Key time interval:Westphalian D
Age range of interval:309.80000 - 307.40000 m.y. ago
Formation:Carbondale Member:Francis Creek
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: Westphalian C/D
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:nodular,sideritic lithified mudstone
Environment:interdistributary bay Tectonic setting:cratonic basin
Geology comments: Illinois basin
Modes of preservation:mold/impression
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:survey of museum collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Museum repositories:FMNH
Collection method comments: Repository: formerly private collection of Mr. Thomas V. Testa, Coal City, Illinois
Database number:127721
Authorizer:M. Clapham Enterer:L. Edwards, M. Clapham
Modifier:M. Clapham Research group:paleoentomology
Created:2012-05-22 14:45:29 Last modified:2023-11-16 20:48:12
Access level:the public Released:2012-05-22 14:45:29
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

48734. J. Kukalová-Peck. 1987. New Carboniferous Diplura, Monura, and Thysanura, the hexapod ground plan, and the role of thoracic side lobes in the origin of wings (Insecta). Canadian Journal of Zoology 65:2327-2345 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]

Secondary references:

58939 C. B. Cameron. 2016. Saccoglossus testa from the Mazon Creek fauna (Pennsylvanian of Illinois) and the evolution of acorn worms (Enteropneusta: Hemichordata). Palaeontology 59:329-336 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
86488 T. Dvořák, W. Krzemiński, and J. Prokop. 2022. New stem-dictyopteran insects from the Pennsylvanian deposits at Mazon Creek and Sosnowiec (Insecta: Polyneoptera). Historical Biology 35:2334-2339 [M. Uhen/J. Saretzky/M. Clapham]
43126 J. Kukalová-Peck and R. G. Beutel. 2012. Is the Carboniferous †Adiphlebia lacoana really the “oldest beetle”? Critical reassessment and description of a new Permian beetle family. European Journal of Entomology 109:633-645 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
64642 M. Pecharová and J. Prokop. 2018. The morphology of mouthparts, wings and genitalia of Paleozoic insect families Protohymenidae and Scytohymenidae reveals new details and supposed function. Arthropod Structure & Development 47:117-129 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]