Montceau-les-Mines (BMNH coll) (Carboniferous of France)

Where: France (46.7° N, 4.4° E: paleocoordinates 2.3° S, 16.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Stephanian B (304.8 - 303.4 Ma)

Environment/lithology: deltaic; lithified, concretionary, ferruginous mudstone

• This intramontane basin forms a 40-km-long, continuous band of Late Pennsylvanian deposits, bounded by two Variscan fault systems. Dextral strike-slip transtension in an intermontane setting following the Variscan orogeny.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, concretion

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: P. A. Selden. 1996. First fossil mesothele spider, from the Carboniferous of France. Revue Suisse de Zoologie hors série:585-596 [D. Smith/D. Smith/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34902: authorized by Dena Smith, entered by April Kinchloe on 14.10.2003, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Araneae -
"Eothele montceauensis" = Palaeothele montceauensis
"Eothele montceauensis" = Palaeothele montceauensis Selden 1996 spider
BMNH In. 62050(a)