Wiarton (Eramosa biota) (Silurian of Canada)

Where: Ontario, Canada (44.8° N, 81.2° W: paleocoordinates 24.8° S, 45.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Eramosa Formation, Wenlock (433.4 - 427.4 Ma)

• Early Wenlock (433-430 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified dolomite

• Interpreted by Armstrong (1993) as the lagoonal marine facies of the more massive, reefal Guelph Formation.
• Exceptional preservation is confined to an ~7–9-m-thick alternating dolostone, limestone, and bituminous shale sequence, the Interbedded Unit of Armstrong and Meadows (1988), recognized only on the Bruce Peninsula.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the ROM

Primary reference: J. Waddington, D. M. Rudkin, and J. A. Dunlop. 2015. A new mid-Silurian aquatic scorpion - one step closer to land?. Biology Letters 11:20140815 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 165189: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 14.01.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Arachnida
 Scorpiones -
Eramoscorpius brucensis n. gen. n. sp.
Eramoscorpius brucensis n. gen. n. sp. Waddington et al. 2015 scorpion
ROM 53247, 49275, 50048, 53248, 58777, 58778, 58931, 59322, 60063, 61159