Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Foss. Rec., 11, 25–32, 2008
https://doi.org/10.1002/mmng.200700010
Foss. Rec., 11, 25–32, 2008
https://doi.org/10.1002/mmng.200700010

  01 Feb 2008

01 Feb 2008

A Late Carboniferous fossil scorpion from the Piesberg, near Osnabrück, Germany

J. A. Dunlop1, C. Brauckmann2, and H. Steur3 J. A. Dunlop et al.
  • 1Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Invalidenstraße 43, 10115, Germany
  • 2Technische Universität Clausthal, Institut für Geologie und Paläontologie, Leibnizstraße 10, 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
  • 3Laan van Avegoor 15, 6955 Ellecom, The Netherlands

Abstract. A new fossil scorpion – only the second from the Late Carboniferous (Pennsylvanian) of western Germany – is described from the Westphalian D of the Piesberg near Osnabrück, Germany. This slender and rather gracile specimen is very closely related to the stratigraphically contemporary Eoscorpius carbonarius Meek & Worthern, 1868 from Mazon Creek, Illinois, USA and is here assigned to E. cf. carbonarius. A precise placement is hindered by the need for revision of the late Carboniferous scorpion fauna.

doi:10.1002/mmng.200700010