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Gigantoscorpio willsi

Xiphosura - Xiphosurida - Gigantoscorpionidae

Taxonomy
Gigantoscorpio willsi was named by Stormer (1963). Its type specimen is BMNH In. 42706a,b, In. 42707, an exoskeleton (large, partially preserved scorpion), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Glencartholm, which is in a Visean marginal marine tuff/shale in the Glencartholm Volcanic Formation of the United Kingdom.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1963Gigantoscorpio willsi Stormer
1986Gigantoscorpio willsi Kjellesvig-Waering p. 76 figs. 26, 27, 110H, 113B2
2013Gigantoscorpio willsi Dunlop et al. p. 32

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumChelicerataHeymons 1901
EuchelicerataWeygoldt and Paulus 1979
Prosomapoda
classXiphosura()
orderXiphosuridaLatreille 1802
RankNameAuthor
Planaterga
Dekatriata
SclerophorataKamenz et al. 2011
classArachnidaLamarck 1801
Stomothecata
orderScorpionesLatreille 1817
suborderHolosternina()
superfamilyGigantoscorpionoidea
familyGigantoscorpionidae
genusGigantoscorpioStormer 1963
specieswillsiStormer 1963

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: chitinc
Grouping: solitaryc
Environment: terrestrialc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: nektobenthicc
Diet: carnivorec
Vision: limitedo
Created: 2017-04-17 09:55:58
Modified: 2017-04-17 09:55:58
Source: o = order, c = class
References: Bambach et al. 2007, Jell and Adrain 2003, Bush and Bambach 2015

Age range: Arundian or 345.00000 to 342.80000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Visean346.7 - 330.9United Kingdom (Scotland) Gigantoscorpio willsi (type locality: 34471)
Arundian345.0 - 342.8United Kingdom (Dumfries and Galloway) Gigantoscorpio willsi (90682)