Swatara Gap (Tuscarora) eurypterids (Silurian of the United States)

Where: Pennsylvania (40.7° N, 76.4° W: paleocoordinates 27.2° S, 47.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Llandovery (443.4 - 433.4 Ma)

• Llandoverian, pre-C3

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; lithified, gray sandstone

• Fluvial or marginal marine (BA 1).

•SEP environmental call based on given info

• Massive, gray sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: trace

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 12765: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 04.12.2001

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Xiphosurida -
 Xiphosurida - Stylonuridae
 Xiphosurida - Hardieopteridae
 Xiphosurida -
 Ichnofossils -
Arthrophycus sp. Hall 1852
trace fossils