Püttlingen near Heusweiler-Saar (Carboniferous of Germany)

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

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

• Untere Ottweiler Schichten

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithified, blue shale and unlithified bituminous coal

• 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 comm. Jan-Michael Ilger)

Size class: macrofossils

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 138363: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 15.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Dicondylia -
"Blattariae "sp a"" = Blattaria
"Blattariae "sp a"" = Blattaria Latreille 1810 cockroach
 Limnadioidea - Limnadiidae
Leaia baentschiana Beyrich 1864 branchiopod