Eurypterid-Associated Biota of the Fish Bed Fm., Hagshaw Hills, Scotland (Silurian to of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (55.5° N, 4.0° W: paleocoordinates 18.5° S, 17.4° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Fish Bed Formation, Wenlock to Wenlock (433.4 - 423.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; siltstone

• "probably nonmarine. Rolfe (1973a) suggests that these are laminated lake beds."
• "Finely laminated 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 26906: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 08.11.2002

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Taxonomic list

 Xiphosurida - Parastylonuridae
Parastylonurus ornatus Laurie 1892 eurypterid
 Xiphosurida -
 Opisthobranchia - Ateleaspidae
Ateleaspis sp. Traquair 1889 snail
  - Thelodontidae
 Birkeniiformes -
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
Logania sp. Gross 1967