Westhoughton open cast colliery (Manchester Museum coll.) (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: Lancashire, United Kingdom (53.6° N, 2.5° W: paleocoordinates 0.1° N, 7.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Wigan Four-Foot Coal Formation, Westphalian A (318.1 - 314.6 Ma)

• Roof shale of Wigan Four-Foot coal. Uppermost Westphalian A, Lower Modiolaris Chronozone, regularis faunal belt.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by C.A. Horrocks

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• Repository: Manchester Museum

Primary reference: J. A. Dunlop and C. A. Horrocks. 1996. A new specimen of the Carboniferous trigonotarbid arachnid Maiocercus celticus (Pocock 1902) from Lancashire, UK. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 51(1):23-31 [D. Smith/A. Kinchloe/A. Kinchloe]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34944: authorized by Dena Smith, entered by April Kinchloe on 21.10.2003, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Arachnida
 Phalangiotarbida - Architarbidae
Mesotarbus peteri n. sp. Dunlop and Horrocks 1997 phalangiotarbid
MM LL 11149-11152
 Trigonotarbida - Anthracomartidae
Maiocercus celticus Pocock 1902