Rowlestone Hill (Devonian of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.9° N, 2.9° W: paleocoordinates 25.8° S, 8.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lochkovian (419.2 - 410.8 Ma)

• Old Red Sandstone (Cornstones)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, micaceous, gray, calcareous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by D.M. McCullogh; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: H. Woodward. 1871. On the remains of a giant isopod Praearcturus gigas (H. Woodward) from the Old Red Sandstone of Rowlestone quarry, Herefordshire. Transactions of the Woolhope Field Naturalist’s Club 1870:266-270 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 153544: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 27.12.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scorpiones - Praearcturidae
Praearcturus gigas n. gen. n. sp.
Praearcturus gigas n. gen. n. sp. Woodward 1871 scorpion
BMNH I.534, In.60443, In.60445, In.41782