Eurypterid-Associated Biota of the Anglaspis Horizon at Red Bay, Spitsbergen (Devonian of Norway)

Where: Norway (79.8° N, 12.0° E: paleocoordinates 2.1° N, 14.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Fraenkelryggen Formation, Lochkovian (419.2 - 410.8 Ma)

• "Anglaspis Horizon of Fraenkelryggen Formation"

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; sandstone

• "Overlies nonmarine; probably marginal marine in view of the lingulids and Lepterditia, i.e. BA 1 if the eurypterids actually occur with the brackish items."
• "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 26929: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 08.11.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Ostracoda
 Leperditicopida - Leperditiidae
Leperditia sp. Rouault 1851 ostracod
"Isochilina sp." = Leperditia (Isochilina) Jones 1858 ostracod
Xiphosura
 Xiphosurida -
? Truncatiramus vogti eurypterid
"described from overlying rotundata horizon of the Ben Nevis Formation"
 Xiphosurida - Eurypteridae
? Eurypterus sp. eurypterid
"described from overlying rotundata horizon of the Ben Nevis Formation"
 Xiphosurida - Pterygotidae
? Pterygotus sp. eurypterid
"described from overlying rotundata horizon of the Ben Nevis Formation"
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
"Lingula" sp. BruguiƩre 1797
unclassified
  -
Annelida indet. Lamarck 1809
Bivalvia
  -
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Pteraspidomorpha
 Corvaspidiformes - Corvaspididae
Corvaspis sp. Woodward 1934
 Traquairaspidiformes -
"Traquairaspis sp." = Phialaspis
"Traquairaspis sp." = Phialaspis Wills 1935
 Cyathaspidiformes - Dinaspidellidae
 Cyathaspidiformes - Ctenaspididae
 Cyathaspidiformes - Anglaspidae
 Cyathaspidiformes - Poraspididae
Poraspis sp. Kiaer 1930
 Cyathaspidiformes - Protopteraspididae
Protopteraspis sp. Leriche 1924
unclassified
  -
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
land plants