Hannah Pit, Newsham (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Newsham Colliery

Where: England, United Kingdom (55.1° N, 1.5° W: paleocoordinates 0.9° N, 7.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Coal Measures Formation, Bashkirian (323.2 - 315.2 Ma)

• "The horizon lies within the Upper Modiolaris zone of the Middle Coal Measures (Land 1974) and is Westphalian B in age" (Boyd, 1980)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; coal

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. J. Boyd. 1980. A lysorophid amphibian from the Coal Measures of northern England. Palaeontology 23:925-929 [R. Butler/E. Dunne]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 177139: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Emma Dunne on 20.03.2016

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Taxonomic list

 Recumbirostra - Molgophidae
"Lysorophus sp." = Brachydectes
"Lysorophus sp." = Brachydectes Cope 1868 amniote
G 91.15 housed at Hancock Museum. A small slab of shale bearing an articulated series of all or portions of 21 presacral vertebrae and ribs.
 Tetrapoda - Eogyrinidae
"Eogyrinus attheyi n. gen. n. sp." = Pholiderpeton attheyi5, "Pteroplax cornuta n. gen. n. sp." = Pteroplax cornutus1
"Eogyrinus attheyi n. gen. n. sp." = Pholiderpeton attheyi5 Watson 1926 tetrapod
DMSW 27, 30-35 (Hancock Museum Newcastle upon Tyne, partial skeletons)
"Pteroplax cornuta n. gen. n. sp." = Pteroplax cornutus1 Hancock and Atthey 1868 tetrapod
G4.83 (caudal intercentrum with haemal arch), G15.73 (seven articulated trunk vertebrae in association with four ribs, reffered to Megalocephalus pachycephalus by Hancock and Atthey (1870)), G15.76 (presacral rib from mid-trunk region), G15.77 (posterior trunk rib), G15.78 (presacral rib), G15.80 (posterior trunk rib), G83.68 (truck pleurocentrum, intercentrum, and one central element), G83.69 (two trunk pleurocentra, two intercentra and fragments of five ribs), G83.72 (rib), G83.73 (rib), G83.74 (rib), and G86.61 (caudal intercentrum with haemal arch). All specimens houses at the Hancock Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne.
 Aistopoda - Oestocephalidae
"Ophiderpeton nanum n. sp." = Oestocephalus nanum3
"Ophiderpeton nanum n. sp." = Oestocephalus nanum3 Hancock and Atthey 1868 tetrapod
Hancock Museum G25.34 (Holotype; much of skeleton)
 Nectridea - Urocordylidae
Urocordylidae indet.2 Lydekker 1889 tetrapod
An isolated caudal vertebra in counterpart HM G23.56 & G23.51 was identified as urocordylid by Boyd 1982b fig. 1a,b
 Nectridea - Diplocaulidae
"Urocordylus reticulatus" = Batrachiderpeton reticulatum4
"Urocordylus reticulatus" = Batrachiderpeton reticulatum4 Hancock and Atthey 1869 tetrapod
NHM G25 - 28/30 (Holotype; imperfect skull and skeleton in counterpart)