Corncockle Quarry (Permian of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Corncockle Muir, Dumfries

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (55.2° N, 3.4° W: paleocoordinates 11.2° N, 13.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Corncockle Sandstone Formation (Stewartry Group), Cisuralian (298.9 - 272.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; brown, red sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: trace

Collected by Duncan in 1813–1814, 1827

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: H. Girard. 1846. Über die Fährten vorweltlicher Thiere im Sandstein, insbesondere von Chirotherium [On the tracks of prehistoric animals in sandstone, especially Chirotherium]. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrefaktenkunde 1846:1-22 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 174685: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 24.11.2015, edited by Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Herpetichnus bucklandi n. sp.1 Jardine 1850 reptile
 Testudinata -
Chelichnus gigas n. sp.1, "Testudo duncani n. sp." = Chelichnus duncani3, Chelichnus titan2, "Herpetichnus sauroplesius n. gen. n. sp." = Chelichnus bucklandi1
Chelichnus gigas n. sp.1 Jardine 1850 turtle
"Testudo duncani n. sp." = Chelichnus duncani3 Owen 1842 turtle
Chelichnus titan2 Jardine 1853 turtle
"Herpetichnus sauroplesius n. gen. n. sp." = Chelichnus bucklandi1 Jardine 1850 turtle