Eurypterid-Associated Biota of the Temeside Shale, Ludlow and Perton, England (Silurian of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.4° N, 2.7° W: paleocoordinates 24.1° S, 11.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Temeside Shale Formation, Pridoli (423.0 - 419.2 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; green mudstone and sandstone

• "Intertidal mud flats, inshore to sand shoals. BA 1"
• "Green to olive green mudstone and siltstone; some ripples and cross-bedded sandstone. Mud cracks and pedogenic carbonate (calcrete)."

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 26915: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 08.11.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Deuteropoda
  -
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
Euchelicerata
 Eurypterida - Eurypteridae
Eurypterus cephalaspis Salter 1856 eurypterid
 Eurypterida - Pterygotidae
"Erettopterus spatulatus" = Erettopterus, "Truncatiramus gigas" = Erettopterus
"Erettopterus spatulatus" = Erettopterus eurypterid
"Truncatiramus gigas" = Erettopterus eurypterid
 Eurypterida - Slimonidae
 Eurypterida - Hughmilleriidae
 Eurypterida - Adelophthalmidae
 Eurypterida - Mixopteridae
Mixopterus sp. Ruedemann 1921 eurypterid
 Eurypterida - Hardieopteridae
Tarsopterella sp. Størmer 1951 eurypterid
 Eurypterida - Dolichopteridae
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
Petromyzontida
 Atelaspidiformes -
Hemicyclaspis sp.
in bone bed
 Thelodontida - Coelolepidae
Thelodus sp. Agassiz 1839
in bone bed
Logania
  -
Logania sp. Gross 1967
in bone bed