Prinz Wilhelm open pit mine (Carboniferous of Germany)

Also known as Grube "Prinz Wilhelm" bei Gersweiler-Saar

Where: Germany (51.0° N, 7.1° E: paleocoordinates 0.3° S, 14.4° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Saarbrucker layer Formation, Westphalian C (314.6 - 311.4 Ma)

• obere Saarbrücker Schichten; Mittleres Obercarbon

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; shale and coal

• "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. " (Pers. Com. Jan-Michael Ilger)

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

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 138362: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 15.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Arthropleurida - Arthropleuridae
Arthropleura armata Jordan and Meyer 1854 millipede