Joggins (Joggins Fossil Institute collection) (Carboniferous of Canada)

Where: Nova Scotia, Canada (45.7° N, 64.5° W: paleocoordinates 8.0° S, 7.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cumberland Group, Westphalian A (318.1 - 314.6 Ma)

• Siltstone and mudstone layers between Coal 29 and 32 (390–429 m). Early Pennsylvanian, mid-Bashkirian, Langsettian, after palynological analyses of Utting et al. (2010), with a probable age of c. 313.4-314.5 Ma (Falcon-Lang et al. 2006).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: delta plain; lithified, gray mudstone

• Interdistributary wetland forest habitat (Falcon-Lang et al., 2006). Maritimes basin; major rift-valley system developed after the Acadian orogeny

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: Repository: Joggins Fossil Institute

Primary reference: J. Prokop, M. Pecharová, A. Nel, M. Grey, and T. Hörnschemeyer. 2017. A remarkable insect from the Pennsylvanian of the Joggins Formation in Nova Scotia, Canada: insights into unusual venation of Brodiidae and nymphs of Megasecoptera. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 15:1051-1065 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187589: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 03.08.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Megasecoptera - Brodiidae
Brodia jogginsensis n. sp. Prokop et al. 2017 winged insect