Niedermoschel-Pfalz (Carboniferous of Germany)

Where: Germany (49.7° N, 7.8° E: paleocoordinates 2.0° N, 17.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Meisenheim Formation, Gzhelian (303.7 - 298.9 Ma)

• "Gzhelian/Asselian boundary"

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified siliciclastic sediments

• "They [Niedermoschel beds] represent the profundal facies of a large lake and yield an aquatic fauna…The abundance of terrestrial plants and insects has been attributed to a strong deltaic input" (Poschmann & Schindler 1997).

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression

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 138358: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 15.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

• "Vertebrates and crustaceans , such as ostracodes, conchostracans and syncarids"(Bethoux & Poschmann 2009). "Insects are usually preserved as paired or isolated wings, or fragments thereof. Completely preserved large wings (>2 cm) are rare. Animals with body and wings preserved are rare exceptions, and the number of such fossils decreases with increasing size" (Hornschemeyer 1998).
Malacostraca
 Anaspidacea - Uronectidae
Uronectes fimbriatus Burmeister 1855