Eurypterid-Associated Biota of the Dundee Formation, Strathmore, Scotland (Devonian to of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (57.0° N, 4.0° W: paleocoordinates 21.8° S, 9.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Dundee Formation (Arbuthnott Group), Lochkovian to Lochkovian (419.2 - 407.6 Ma)

• "Lochkovian or Pragian"

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• "Nonmarine, possibly lacustrine"
• "Thin-bedded sandstone (flags), and laminated calcareous shale, plus volcanics"

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 26908: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 08.11.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Xiphosurida -
 Xiphosurida - Pterygotidae
Pterygotus minor eurypterid
 Thelodontida - Coelolepidae
Turinia sp. Traquair 1896
 Acanthodei - Diplacanthidae
Climatius sp. Agassiz 1845 shark
 Ischnacanthiformes -
Ischnacanthus sp. Powrie 1864 spiny fish
 Acanthodiformes -
Mesacanthus sp. Traquair 1888 spiny fish
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
 Cephalaspidiens - Cephalaspidae
Cephalaspis sp. Agassiz 1843