Tillywhandland Quarry (University of Aberdeen collection) (Devonian of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (56.7° N, 2.8° W: paleocoordinates 21.2° S, 10.0° W)

When: Emphanisporites micronatus - Streelispora newportensis other zone, Dundee Flagstone Formation (Arbuthnott-Garvock Group), Lochkovian (419.2 - 410.8 Ma)

• Miospore content places it within the micrornatus-newportensis biozone (Richardson et al., 1984). One millipede comes from the laminite fish bed, whilst the other comes from the drab olive-green shale lithology more typical of the sediments that overlie the fish bed sensu stricto at the Tillywhandland Quarry. PJW: I changed the group name from Arbuthnott to Arbuthnott-Garvock (see https://webapps.bgs.ac.uk/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?pub=DEF).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified shale

• "Fish-bearing" laminites and olive-green shale.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected in 1994

Collection methods: surface (float),

• Repository: University of Aberdeen Department of Geology (AUDG)

Primary reference: H. M. Wilson and L. I. Anderson. 2004. Morphology and taxonomy of Paleozoic millipedes (Diplopoda: Chilognatha: Archipolypoda) from Scotland. Journal of Paleontology 78(1):169-184 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 155912: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 04.05.2014, edited by Roy Plotnick

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Taxonomic list

 Archidesmida - Archidesmidae
Archidesmus macnicoli Peach 1882 millipede
AUGD 12302, 12303
 Eurypterida - Adelophthalmidae
Parahughmilleria sp. Kjellesvig-Waering 1961 eurypterid