Dunside, Logan Water (Silurian to of the United Kingdom)

Where: South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom (55.6° N, 4.0° W: paleocoordinates 16.4° S, 20.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Telychian to Telychian (438.5 - 430.5 Ma)

• The Logan Water site spans the Llandovery/Wenlock boundary and it is not known which formation includes the scorpion specimen.

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by J.R.S. Hunter in 1883

• Repository: Kilmarnock Museum (now Dick Institute)

Primary reference: J. R. S. Hunter. 1886. Notes on the discovery of a fossil scorpion (Palaeophonus caledonicus) in the Silurian strata of Logan Water. Transactions of the Geological Society of Glasgow 8:169-170 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 153592: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 30.12.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Arachnida
 Scorpiones - Allopalaeophonidae
"Palaeophonus hunteri n. sp." = Allopalaeophonus caledonicus
"Palaeophonus hunteri n. sp." = Allopalaeophonus caledonicus Hunter 1886 scorpion