Laggan (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Also known as ETE Locality 117, Arran, Laggan

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (55.7° N, 5.2° W: paleocoordinates 4.7° S, 1.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: NM palynozone zone, Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation (Volcanic (= Lower Oil Shale) Group), Visean (346.7 - 330.9 Ma)

• Mid-Asbian (late Meramec)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; ash

• These trees are described as having been buried in place by volcanic ash

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with calcite

Collection methods: surface (in situ), peel or thin section,

• ETE museum list: HUNTERIAN, MANCHESTER

Primary reference: W. L. Fry. 1954. A study of the Carboniferous lycopod, Paurodendron, gen. nov. American Journal of Botany 41:415-428 [B. DiMichele/B. DiMichele/J. Cassara]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 21319: authorized by Hallie Sims, entered by Richard Bateman on 27.08.1991, edited by Alistair McGowan

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Lepidodendrales - Lepidodendraceae
Lyginorachis
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Stigmaria
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Stigmaria sp. Brongniart 1822
 Coniferales -
Lepidocarpon
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Lepidocarpon sp. Scott 1900
Lycostachys protostelicus
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Lycostachys protostelicus Pant and Walton 1961
Paurodendron arranense
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Paurodendron arranense n. gen. n. sp.
Paurodendron arranense n. gen. n. sp. Fry 1954
Levicaulis arranensis
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Polypodiopsida
 Equisetales - Equisetidae
Sphenopteridae
  - Sphenopteridae
Kaloxylon sp. Williamson 1875