Eurypterid-Associated Biota of the Kip Burn Fm., Lesmahagow, Scotland (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: Kip Burn Formation (Priesthill Group), Llandovery to Llandovery (443.4 - 427.4 Ma)

• "Kip Burn Formtaion, Pristhill Group (=Ceratiocaris and Pterygotus Beds). Wenlockian (possibly Late Llandoverian)."

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; gray, green mudstone and siltstone

• "Probably BA 1 (Boucot and Janis 1983)"
• "Olive-gray mudstone and laminated siltstone"

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 26889: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 07.11.2002

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Taxonomic list

 Birkeniiformes -
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
"Lingula" sp. BruguiƩre 1797
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1795 snail
 Phyllocarida -
 Eurypterida - Carcinosomatidae
"Paracarcinosoma obesus" = Eusarcana, Carcinosoma scorpionoides
"Paracarcinosoma obesus" = Eusarcana eurypterid
 Eurypterida - Adelophthalmidae
 Eurypterida - Slimonidae
Slimonia acuminata Salter 1856 eurypterid
 Eurypterida - Pterygotidae
Erettopterus bilobus Salter 1856 eurypterid
 Eurypterida - Parastylonuridae
 Xiphosurida -
Xiphosurida indet. Latreille 1802
"Logania" sp. Gross 1967