Sellerbach near Heusweiler-Saar (Carboniferous of Germany)

Where: Germany (49.3° N, 6.9° E: paleocoordinates 0.9° N, 16.9° E)

When: Ottweiler Schichten Formation, Stephanian (306.9 - 298.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; 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. "Coal seams from this area are called "limnic coals" are were deposited in intra-continental lakes." (Pers. Com. Jan-Michael Ilger)

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 138157: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 05.01.2013, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Dicondylia -
"Blattariae "sp d"" = Blattodea
"Blattariae "sp d"" = Blattodea Brunner von Wattenwyl 1882 cockroach
 Dicondylia - Archaemiopteridae
Archaemioptera carbonaria n. gen. n. sp. Guthörl 1939 winged insect
Bergschule Saarbrucken D/190
Branchiopoda
 Diplostraca - Lioestheriidae
"Estheria tenella" = Pseudestheria tenella
"Estheria tenella" = Pseudestheria tenella Bronn 1850 clam shrimp
 Limnadioidea - Limnadiidae
Leaia baentschiana Beyrich 1864 branchiopod
Ostracoda
 Podocopida - Candonidae
Candona elongata Goldenberg 1870 ostracod