Coseley, near Dudley (Egginton 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.

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 The extensional tectonics of the early Carboniferous had been superseded by a phase of thermal subsidence, caused by the cooling of the asthenosphere beneath tectonically thinned lithosphere.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 34907: 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
 Blattodea - Necymylacridae
Aphthoroblattina johnsoni1 Woodward 1887 cockroach
W. Egginton no. 2
Aphthoroblattina eggintoni n. sp.1 Bolton 1922 cockroach
W. Egginton, no. 1
Arachnida
 Phalangiotarbida - Architarbidae
"Geraphrynus torpedo n. sp." = Leptotarbus torpedo, "Geraphrynus eggintoni n. sp." = Mesotarbus eggintoni, "Geraphrynus angustus n. sp." = Mesotarbus angustus, "Geraphrynus tuberculatus n. sp." = Goniotarbus tuberculatus, "Goniotarbus tuberculatus" = Goniotarbus tuberculatus4
"Geraphrynus torpedo n. sp." = Leptotarbus torpedo Pocock 1911 phalangiotarbid
BMNH In. 31242 (W. Egginton no. 10)
"Geraphrynus eggintoni n. sp." = Mesotarbus eggintoni Pocock 1911 phalangiotarbid
BMNH In. 31235 (W. Egginton no. 3)
"Geraphrynus angustus n. sp." = Mesotarbus angustus Pocock 1911 phalangiotarbid
BMNH In. 31258 (W. Egginton no. 36(26))
"Geraphrynus tuberculatus n. sp." = Goniotarbus tuberculatus Pocock 1911 phalangiotarbid
BMNH In. 31263 (W. Egginton no. 46)
"Goniotarbus tuberculatus" = Goniotarbus tuberculatus4 Pocock 1911 phalangiotarbid
BMNH In.31249, 31252
 Trigonotarbida - Anthracomartidae
"Anthracomartus priesti" = Anthracomartus priesti, "Cleptomartus plautus" = Anthracomartus priesti4, Anthracomartus hindi
"Anthracomartus priesti" = Anthracomartus priesti Pocock 1911
BMNH In. 31237 (W. Egginton no. 5) and ten others, including no. 26, 32, 52 ("most" belong to this species); In. 31264 (Egginton 48), 31268 (Egginton 53)
"Cleptomartus plautus" = Anthracomartus priesti4 Pocock 1911
BMNH In. 31251
Anthracomartus hindi Pocock 1911
BMNH In. 31250 (W. Egginton no. 22), 31353 (Egginton 29)
 Trigonotarbida - Trigonotarbidae
Trigonotarbus johnsoni n. gen. n. sp.4
Trigonotarbus johnsoni n. gen. n. sp.4 Pocock 1911
BMNH In. 31239 (W. Egginton no. 7); 31240/1, 31243, 31254/5
 Araneae - Arthrolycosidae
Eocteniza silvicola n. gen. n. sp.
Eocteniza silvicola n. gen. n. sp. Pocock 1911 spider
 Haptopoda - Plesiosironidae
Plesiosiro madeleyi Pocock 1911
W. Egginton no. 4
 Thelyphonida -
Geralinura britannica n. sp. Pocock 1911 whip scorpion
BMNH In.31267 (Egginton 51)
Proschizomus petrunkevitchi2 Dunlop and Horrocks 1996 whip scorpion
BMNH In.31265 (W. Egginton no. 49, paratype of Geralinura britannica)
 Amblypygi - Weygoldtinidae
"Graeophonus anglicus n. sp." = Weygoldtina anglica
"Graeophonus anglicus n. sp." = Weygoldtina anglica Pocock 1911 whip spider
BMNH In. 31233, 31234, 31246, 31260 (W. Egginton no. 1, 2, 20, 40); 31257 (Egginton 34) in Petrunkevitch 1949
 Ricinulei - Curculioididae
Curculioides mcluckiei5 Selden 1992 hooded tickspider
W. Egginton no. 17
 Ricinulei - Poliocheridae
"Poliochera alticeps n. sp." = Terpsicroton alticeps
"Poliochera alticeps n. sp." = Terpsicroton alticeps Pocock 1911 hooded tickspider
W. Egginton no. 6
 Opiliones - Archaeometidae
Archaeometa nephilina n. gen. n. sp.
Archaeometa nephilina n. gen. n. sp. Pocock 1911 harvestman
NHMUK In 31259
 Scorpiones -
"Lichnoscorpius minutus n. gen. n. sp." = Compsoscorpius buthiformis4, "Typhlopisthacanthus anglicus n. sp." = Compsoscorpius buthiformis4, "Coseleyscorpio lanceolatus n. gen. n. sp." = Compsoscorpius buthiformis3
"Lichnoscorpius minutus n. gen. n. sp." = Compsoscorpius buthiformis4 Pocock 1911 scorpion
BMNH In. 31266
"Typhlopisthacanthus anglicus n. sp." = Compsoscorpius buthiformis4 Pocock 1911 scorpion
BMNH In. 31261
"Coseleyscorpio lanceolatus n. gen. n. sp." = Compsoscorpius buthiformis3 Pocock 1911 scorpion
BMNH In. 31262 (in Petrunkevitch, 1953)