Ludford Lane, Ludlow (BGS collection) (Silurian of the United Kingdom)

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Downton Group, Pridoli (423.0 - 419.2 Ma)

• "Downtonian beds"

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, green shale

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Robert Lightbody in 1858

Primary reference: E. N. Kjellesvig-Waering. 1954. Note on a new Silurian (Downtonian) scorpion from Shropshire, England. Journal of Paleontology 54:485-488 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 153549: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 27.12.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Scorpiones - Palaeophonidae
Palaeophonus lightbodyi n. sp. Kjellesvig-Waering 1954 scorpion
BGS 89424