Alsbachtal (Carboniferous of Germany)

Where: Germany (49.5° N, 7.1° E: paleocoordinates 1.6° S, 16.1° E)

When: Westphalian C (314.6 - 311.4 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; shale

• Saar-Nahe basin; Half-graben generated by extension on South Hunsruck bounding fault, but with some component of dextral strike-slip transtension in an intermontane setting following the Variscan orogeny.

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: P. Guthörl. 1934. Die Arthropoden aus dem Carbon und Perm des Saar-Nahe-Pfalz-Gebietes. Im Vertrieb bei der Preußischen Geologischen Landesanstalt 44(4):1-279 [M. Clapham/A. Delelli/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137874: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 31.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Arthropleurida - Arthropleuridae
Arthropleura armata Jordan and Meyer 1854 millipede