Eurypterid-Associated Biota of the Patrick Burn Fm., Lesmahagow (Siltstones) (Silurian to of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (55.7° N, 3.9° W: paleocoordinates 16.4° S, 20.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Patrick Burn Formation (Priesthill Group), Llandovery to Llandovery (443.4 - 427.4 Ma)

• Jamoytius horizon.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; siltstone and siliciclastic

• "Probably BA 1 or nonmarine for the vertebrates-eurypterid bed, and BA 2 or 3 for the marine invertebrates that occur considerably lower in the formation; Rolfe and Beckett (1984) suggest deep (>100 m) basin."
• "Laminated siltstones, interbedded with turbidites."

Collection methods: "The marine shells [which are in the turbidites] are not in the same beds as the vertebrates or the eurypterids [which are in the laminated siltstones]."

Primary reference: R. E. Plotnick. 1999. Habitat of Llandoverian-Lochkovian eurypterids. In A. J. Boucot, J. D. Lawson (eds.), Paleocommunities - a case study from the Silurian and Lower Devonian 106-136 [M. Foote/M. Foote/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 26886: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 07.11.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

"Metazoa indet." = Animalia
"Metazoa indet." = Animalia Linnaeus 1758
"'resuspended' biota"
 Phyllocarida -
 Eurypterida - Pterygotidae
Erettopterus bilobus Salter 1856 eurypterid
 Eurypterida - Slimonidae
Slimonia acuminata Salter 1856 eurypterid
 Eurypterida - Adelophthalmidae
 Eurypterida - Hardieopteridae
 Xiphosurida -
Xiphosurida indet. Latreille 1802
 Scorpionida -
 Euomphalina - Euomphalidae
Euomphalopterus sp. Roemer 1876 snail
? Tunicata indet. Lamarck 1816
Logania sp. Gross 1967