Jarrow Colliery (Carboniferous of Ireland)

Where: Lenister, Ireland (52.8° N, 7.2° W: paleocoordinates 0.9° S, 4.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Westphalian A (318.7 - 316.9 Ma)

• Westphalian A according to Clack & Ahlberg, 2004

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; coal

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. P. Wright and T. H. Huxley. 1866. On a collection of fossils from the Jarrow Colliery, Kilkenny. Geological Magazine 3:165-171 [R. Butler/E. Dunne/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 175806: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Emma Dunne on 12.01.2016, edited by Matthew Clapham and Joseph Flannery-Sutherland

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Taxonomic list

• Taxonomic list from location published in Wyse Jackson P. N. & Monaghan, N.T. (1995) Transfer of the Huxley and Wright (1867) Carboniferous amphibian and fish material to Trinity College Dublin from the National Museum of Ireland. J. Paleont. 69(3) pp. 602-603
Xiphosura
 Xiphosurida - Belinuridae
"Bellinurus arcuatus" = Belinurus trilobitoides
"Bellinurus arcuatus" = Belinurus trilobitoides Buckland 1837
Osteichthyes
 Palaeonisciformes - Rhadinichthyidae
Rhadinichthys hibernicus6 Traquair 1914
NHMUK P.9603
 Palaeonisciformes - Palaeoniscidae
Myriolepis hibernica5 Traquair 1893
MANCH L2648 (one additional specimen housed at Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street, London)
 Tetrapoda - Colosteidae
Ichthyerpeton bradleyae1 Huxley 1867 tetrapod
TCD.T87 (formerly NMING F.14689N7 G42.1959) (holotype; posterior portion of skeleton)
Amphibia
 Temnospondyli - Cochleosauridae
Procochleosaurus jarrowensis n. gen. n. sp.4 Sequeira 1996 tetrapod
NHMUK R.8453 (holotype; skull, probably of a juvenile)
 Temnospondyli - Dendrerpetidae
Dendrerpeton rugosum n. sp.1 Huxley 1867 tetrapod
TCD T84 (holotype) skull and pectoral girdle (poorly preserved)
 Nectridea - Urocordylidae
Urocordylus wandesfordii n. gen. n. sp.
Urocordylus wandesfordii n. gen. n. sp. Huxley 1867 tetrapod
TCD T83 (ex. NHMING F14691: G44: 1959). Figured by Wright & Huxley (1867) pl. ii, fig. 1
 Nectridea - Diplocaulidae
Keraterpeton galvani n. gen. n. sp.
Keraterpeton galvani n. gen. n. sp. Huxley 1867 tetrapod
NHMING F 14735 (ex GSI B.2866). Figured by Huxley & Wright (1867) pl. XIX, fig. 1
 Microsauria - Ptyoniidae
Lepterpeton dobbsii n. gen. n. sp.
Lepterpeton dobbsii n. gen. n. sp. Wright and Huxley 1866 tetrapod
TCD T85 (ex. NHMING F14685: G38: 1959). Figured by Wright & Huxley (1867) pl. iii, fig. 1
Osteichthyes
 Aistopoda - Phlegethontiidae
Dolichosoma emersoni n. gen. n. sp.2
Dolichosoma emersoni n. gen. n. sp.2 Huxley and Wright 1867 tetrapod
Holotype at TCD museum
 Aistopoda - Ophiderpetontidae
Ophiderpeton sp.3 Huxley 1866 tetrapod
NHMUK R.8465 (skull). Specimen was previously identified as belonging to Megalocephalus by Beaumont (1977) but subsequent study by A.C. Milner (1994) showed it to be belonging to Ophiderpeton.
Ophiderpeton brownriggi n. sp.7 Wright and Huxley 1871 tetrapod
TCD T88, TCD T89, TCD T90 (syntypes); skeletons and TCD.38353