Gutterford Burn Eurypterid bed, Pentland Hills (Silurian of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (55.8° N, 3.3° W: paleocoordinates 15.8° S, 20.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Spirograptus turriculatus graptolite zone, Gutterford Burn Flagstones Member (Reservoir Formation), Telychian (438.5 - 433.4 Ma)

• PJW: Eurypterid Bed is part of Gutterford Burn Flagstones.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified, brown, yellow, argillaceous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Hardie

• Repository: Royal Scottish Museum (classic 1880s arthropod collection yielding many eurypterids)

Primary reference: M. Laurie. 1899. On a Silurian scorpion and some additional eurypterid remains from the Pentland Hills. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 39:575-590 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 153581: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 28.12.2013, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Xiphosura
 Xiphosurida -
Bembicosoma pomphicus n. gen. n. sp.
Bembicosoma pomphicus n. gen. n. sp. Laurie 1899
Arachnida
 Scorpiones - Dolichophoniidae
"Palaeophonus loudonensis n. sp." = Dolichophonus loudonensis
"Palaeophonus loudonensis n. sp." = Dolichophonus loudonensis Laurie 1899 scorpion
RSM 1897.32.196
Xiphosura
 Xiphosurida - Drepanopteridae
Drepanopterus pentlandicus n. gen. n. sp. Laurie 1892 eurypterid
 Xiphosurida - Stylonuridae
"Stylonurus elegans n. sp." = Laurieipterus elegans
"Stylonurus elegans n. sp." = Laurieipterus elegans Laurie 1899 eurypterid
 Xiphosurida - Parastylonuridae
"Stylonurus ornatus n. sp." = Parastylonurus ornatus
"Stylonurus ornatus n. sp." = Parastylonurus ornatus Laurie 1892 eurypterid
 Xiphosurida - Hardieopteridae
"Stylonurus macrophthalmus n. sp." = Hardieopterus macrophthalmus
"Stylonurus macrophthalmus n. sp." = Hardieopterus macrophthalmus Laurie 1892 eurypterid
 Xiphosurida - Carcinosomatidae
"Eurypterus scoticus n. sp." = Carcinosoma scoticus
"Eurypterus scoticus n. sp." = Carcinosoma scoticus Laurie 1899 eurypterid
 Xiphosurida - Slimonidae
Slimonia dubia n. sp. Laurie 1899 eurypterid
 Xiphosurida - Moselopteridae
"Drepanopterus lobatus n. sp." = Stoermeropterus conicus, "Drepanopterus bembycoides n. sp." = Stoermeropterus conicus
"Drepanopterus lobatus n. sp." = Stoermeropterus conicus Laurie 1892 eurypterid
"Drepanopterus bembycoides n. sp." = Stoermeropterus conicus Laurie 1892 eurypterid
 Xiphosurida -
"Eurypterus minor n. sp." = Pentlandopterus minor
"Eurypterus minor n. sp." = Pentlandopterus minor Laurie 1899 eurypterid
Cephalopoda
 Orthocerida - Geisonoceratidae
Geisonoceras maclareni Murchison 1859