Eurypterid-Associated Biota of the Cowie Formation, Stonehaven, Scotland (Silurian to of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (57.0° N, 2.2° W: paleocoordinates 16.9° S, 16.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Cowie Formation (Stonehaven Group), Homerian to Homerian (430.5 - 425.6 Ma)

• "Late Wenlock to Early Ludlow (Marshall 1991 [Geol. Mag.128:283])."

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; gray shale and sandstone

• "Nonmarine, possibly braided and meandering rivers"
• "Gray shale alternating with sandstone"

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 26907: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 08.11.2002

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Phyllocarida -
Xiphosura
 Xiphosurida - Adelophthalmidae
 Xiphosurida - Pterygotidae
Pterygotus sp. eurypterid
Myriapoda
  -
Pteraspidomorpha
 Traquairaspidiformes -
"Traquairaspis sp." = Phialaspis
"Traquairaspis sp." = Phialaspis Wills 1935
Petromyzontida
 Atelaspidiformes -
unclassified
  -
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866