Esperstedt quarry (Triassic of Germany)

Where: Germany (51.4° N, 11.7° E: paleocoordinates 17.4° N, 19.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Orbicularismergel Member (Karlstadt Formation), Illyrian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Orbicularis Member (lowermost Middle Muschelkalk)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified carbonate

• Yellow silty platy dolomites, laminated mudcracked black marls/yellow dolomites, yellow dolomites, laminated mud-cracked carbonatic marls, bioturbated yellowish mud-cracked dolomitic marls, and grey-green silty marls.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: Natural History Museum Schloss Bertholdsburg in Schleusingen (NHMS)

Primary reference: T. van Eldijk, G. Goris, A. Haarhuis, J. Lankamp, H. Winkelhorst, J. Reumer, A. Nel and T. Wappler. 2017. New fossil insects from the Anisian (Lower to Middle Muschelkalk) from the Central European Basin (Germany and The Netherlands). PalZ 91:185-194 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 186556: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 25.06.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Reculida - Chaulioditidae
Chauliodites esperstedtensis n. sp. van Eldijk et al. 2017 winged insect