Coseley, near Dudley (Madeley coll) (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: Staffordshire, United Kingdom (52.6° N, 2.1° W: paleocoordinates 0.5° S, 8.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Westphalian B (314.6 - 314.6 Ma)

• Middle Coal Measures (binds between the "Brooch" and "Thick" coals). Westphalian B, Duckmantian, according to recent papers.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: interdistributary bay; lithified, nodular, sideritic shale

• Pennine Basin. The extensional tectonics of the early Carboniferous had been superseded by a phase of thermal subsidence, caused by the cooling of the asthenosphere beneath tectonically thinned lithosphere.
• Fossils commonly contained in ironstone nodules

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: R. I. Pocock. 1911. A Monograph of the Terrestrial Carboniferous Arachnida of Great Britain 1-84 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34906: authorized by Dena Smith, entered by April Kinchloe on 14.10.2003, edited by Lindy Edwards and Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Dicondylia -
Pteronepionites ambigua n. sp.1 Bolton 1921 winged insect
BMNH Madeley collection, no. I. 2968
Pteronepionites lepus n. sp.1 Bolton 1921 winged insect
BMNH Madeley Collection, no. I. 2969
 Caloneurodea - Hapalopteridae
Geroneura ovata n. gen. n. sp.1
Geroneura ovata n. gen. n. sp.1 Bolton 1921 winged insect
BMNH Madeley Collection, no. I. 2965
 Megasecoptera - Brodiidae
"Brodia furcata n. sp." = Brodia priscotincta3, "Brodia nebulosa n. sp." = Brodia priscotincta3, "Brodia pictipennis n. sp." = Brodia priscotincta3, "Brodia nympha" = Brodia priscotincta3
"Brodia furcata n. sp." = Brodia priscotincta3 Scudder 1881 winged insect
British Museum, no. I. 2962 (assumed to be Madeley collection)
"Brodia nebulosa n. sp." = Brodia priscotincta3 Scudder 1881 winged insect
BMNH I.2961
"Brodia pictipennis n. sp." = Brodia priscotincta3 Scudder 1881 winged insect
BMNH I.2961 (number from Bolton, 1921)
"Brodia nympha" = Brodia priscotincta3 Scudder 1881 winged insect
BMNH I.2966, 2967, 2968, 2969
Arachnida
 Trigonotarbida - Anthracomartidae
"Cryptomartus priesti" = Anthracomartus priesti4, "Cleptomartus plautus" = Anthracomartus priesti4, "Cleptomartus planus n. sp." = Anthracomartus hindi4
"Cryptomartus priesti" = Anthracomartus priesti4 Pocock 1911
BMNH I.7893
"Cleptomartus plautus" = Anthracomartus priesti4 Pocock 1911
BMNH I. 7915, 7884/7916, 7920
"Cleptomartus planus n. sp." = Anthracomartus hindi4 Pocock 1911
BMNH I.7918
 Trigonotarbida - Trigonotarbidae
Trigonotarbus johnsoni Pocock 1911
BMNH I.7895
 Haptopoda - Plesiosironidae
Plesiosiro madeleyi n. gen. n. sp.
Plesiosiro madeleyi n. gen. n. sp. Pocock 1911
BMNH I. 7922, 7923
 Thelyphonida -
Proschizomus petrunkevitchi n. gen. n. sp.2 Dunlop and Horrocks 1996 whip scorpion
BMNH I.7912
 Amblypygi - Weygoldtinidae
"Graeophonus anglicus" = Weygoldtina anglica4
"Graeophonus anglicus" = Weygoldtina anglica4 Pocock 1911 whip spider
BNH I.7892, 7905
 Ricinulei - Curculioididae
Curculioides pococki n. sp.5 Selden 1992 hooded tickspider
 Scorpiones -
"Compsoscorpius elegans n. gen. n. sp." = Compsoscorpius buthiformis4
"Compsoscorpius elegans n. gen. n. sp." = Compsoscorpius buthiformis4 Pocock 1911 scorpion