Eurypterid-Associated Biota of the Reservoir Beds, Pentland Hills (Silurian of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (56.0° N, 3.0° W: paleocoordinates 15.0° S, 21.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Reservoir Formation, Llandovery (443.4 - 433.4 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; mudstone and sandy siltstone

• "Waterston (1979) tentatively interprets this as a marginal marine setting. The described sedimentary features are compatible with, but not diagnostic of, a tidal flat setting. BA 1"
• "Alternating mudstone and sandy siltstone; groove casts and load casts; small cross laminae and convolute lamination in siltstone."

Primary reference: R. E. Plotnick. 1999. Habitat of Llandoverian-Lochkovian eurypterids. In A. J. Boucot, J. D. Lawson (eds.), Paleocommunities - a case study from the Silurian and Lower Devonian 106-136 [M. Foote/M. Foote/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 26885: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 07.11.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Phyllocarida -
 Scorpionida -
Scorpionida indet. scorpion
 Xiphosurida - Drepanopteridae
Drepanopterus pentlandicus Laurie 1892 eurypterid
 Xiphosurida - Stylonuridae
"Laurieopterus elegans" = Laurieipterus
"Laurieopterus elegans" = Laurieipterus eurypterid
 Xiphosurida - Parastylonuridae
 Xiphosurida - Hardieopteridae
Hardieopterus macrophthalmus Laurie 1892 eurypterid
 Xiphosurida -
 Xiphosurida - Adelophthalmidae
 Xiphosurida - Carcinosomatidae
 Xiphosurida - Slimonidae
Slimonia dubia Laurie 1899 eurypterid
 Xiphosurida - Moselopteridae
"Drepanopterus bembycoides" = Stoermeropterus conicus
"Drepanopterus bembycoides" = Stoermeropterus conicus Laurie 1892 eurypterid
 Xiphosurida -
"Eurypterus minor" = Pentlandopterus minor
"Eurypterus minor" = Pentlandopterus minor Laurie 1899 eurypterid
 Xiphosurida - Eurypteridae
Eurypterus cephalaspis Salter 1856 eurypterid
 Lophophorata -
Tentaculitida indet. Ljaschenko 1955
 Atrypida - Glassiidae
Glassia sp. Davidson 1881
Lingulata indet. Gorjansky and Popov 1985
 Craniopsida - Craniopsidae
Craniops sp. Hall 1859
Cephalopoda indet. Cuvier 1797
 Bireclinata - Monograptidae
Monograptus sp. graptoloid
 Dendroidea - Dendrograptidae
Dictyonema sp. Hall 1851 graptolite
Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
 Conulariida -
Conulariida indet. Miller and Gurley 1896 jellyfish
 Algae -
Algae indet.
calcareous algae