East Kirkton site (Units 70-82: East Kirkton Limestone) (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Also known as ETE Locality 1604

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (56.0° N, 3.2° W: paleocoordinates 2.0° S, 2.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: East Kirkton Limestone Member (East Kirkton Limestone Formation), Brigantian (336.0 - 330.9 Ma)

• ETE dating method: time_unit, ETE age comment: . radiometric intage_min. Bed 82 - bed "b"; lower part of Brigantian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: spring; black shale and limestone

• ETE sed env 1: volcanic, ETE sed env 2: spring ETE event: ., ETE env comment: toxic water poss.
• Many specimens are from Unit 82, 'the black shale member'. But others come from the range of units 70-82, including adjacent limestone units or spoil heaps at East Kirkton.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by S. P. Wood in 1988; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical,

• ETE reference list: 478, 479, 483, 482

•NMS (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh), UMZC (University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge), and GLAHM (Hunerian Museum, Glasgow) collections

Primary reference: W. D. I. Rolfe, G. P. Durant, A. E. Fallick, A. J. Hall, D. J. Large, A. C. Scott, T. R. Smithson and G. M. Walkden. 1990. An early terrestrial biota preserved by Visean vulcanicity in Scotland. In M.G. Lockley, A. Rice (eds.), Volcanism and Fossil Biotas 244:13-24 [B. DiMichele/B. DiMichele/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 22725: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 29.05.2001, edited by Matthew Carrano, Roger Benson and Bryan Gee

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Taxonomic list

Myriapoda
  -
Arachnida
 Opiliones -
Brigantibunum listoni n. gen. n. sp.3
Brigantibunum listoni n. gen. n. sp.3 Dunlop and Anderson 2005 harvestman
GLAHM A2854
 Scorpiones -
Scorpiones indet.3 Latreille 1817 scorpion
Osteichthyes
 Tetrapoda -
Westlothiana lizziae n. gen. n. sp.6
Westlothiana lizziae n. gen. n. sp.6 Smithson and Rolfe 1990 tetrapod
ETE occurrence; species: Reptilia
 Aistopoda - Ophiderpetontidae
Ophiderpeton kirktonense n. sp.4 Milner 1994 tetrapod
NMS G 1988.3.1 (holotype anterior part of skeleton with skull); 1987.7.54 (c.13 articulated trunk vertebrae in slabs of laminated limestone); BMNH R12019 (c. 17 articulated trunk vertebrae in blocks of ostracod limestone from north spoil heap); S. P. Wood uncat. (c. 23 articulated trunk vertebrae from 'contorted limestone' horizon, north spoil heap)
 Tetrapoda -
Embolomeri indet.2 tetrapod
UMZC 2000.3 (partial skull from Unit 82)
 Baphetoidea - Baphetidae
"Loxommatidae indet." = Baphetidae
"Loxommatidae indet." = Baphetidae Cope 1875 tetrapod
ETE occurrence; species: Loxommatidae
Amphibia
 Temnospondyli -
Temnospondyli "large taxon"5 von Zittel 1887 tetrapod
NMS G 1987.7.41 (anterior thoracic rib in nodular limestone), 42 (anterior thoracic rib in limestone), 33.1 (thoracic rib)
Balanerpeton woodi n. gen. n. sp.5 Milner and Sequeira 1994 tetrapod
ETE occurrence; species: Temnondyli
Osteichthyes
 Tetrapoda -
Silvanerpeton miripedes n. gen. n. sp.1
Silvanerpeton miripedes n. gen. n. sp.1 Clack 1994 tetrapod
ETE occurrence; species: Anthracosauridae