Niederkirchen near St. Wendel-Saar (Permian of Germany)

Where: Germany (49.5° N, 7.2° E: paleocoordinates 3.0° N, 18.4° E)

When: Upper Kuseler Shale Formation, Asselian (298.9 - 295.5 Ma)

• Unteres Rotliegendes

•Obere Kuseler Schichten

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; shale

• "The Saar-Nahe Basin is a late Varsician intramontane "molasse" basin in the Permo-Carboniferous. Coal seams from this area are called "limnic coals" are were deposited in intra-continental lakes." (Per. 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 138357: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 15.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Leperditicopida - Leperditiidae
Cuselina impressa Ammon 1910 ostracod