Eurypterid-Associated Biota of the Slot Burn Fm., Lesmahagow, Scotland (Silurian of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (55.7° N, 3.9° W: paleocoordinates 19.2° S, 15.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Slot Burn Formation (Waterhead Group), Ludlow (427.4 - 423.0 Ma)

• "Ludlovian (possibly Wenlockian)"

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; shale

• "Considered by Ritchie (1968) to be brackish or freshwater, lagoonal. No marine or strictly brackish taxa are known from this locality. A BA0-1 assignment is indicated."
• "Laminated shale"

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 26896: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 07.11.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Phyllocarida -
Xiphosura
 Xiphosurida - Parastylonuridae
Parastylonurus ornatus Laurie 1892 eurypterid
 Xiphosurida -
Gastropoda
 Opisthobranchia - Ateleaspidae
Ateleaspis sp. Traquair 1889 snail
 Thelodontida - Coelolepidae
Thelodus sp. Agassiz 1839
Pteraspidomorpha
  - Thelodontidae
Petromyzontida
 Birkeniiformes -
unclassified
  -
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866