Lower Bone Bed Member, Ludford Corner, Ludlow, Shropshire, England: Pridoli, United Kingdom

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Scolecodonta indet.
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758
Lingulata - Lingulida - Lingulidae
Lingula sp. BruguiƩre 1797
Myriapoda - Chilopoda
Chilopoda indet. Latreille 1817
type B
Myriapoda - Scutigeromorpha - Crussolidae
Chilopoda indet. Latreille 1817
type A
    = Crussolum sp. Shear et al. 1998
Shear et al. 1998
cf. Kampecaris dimnorensis
kampecarid myriapod
Eurypterida indet. Burmeister 1843
Arachnida - Trigonotarbida
Trigonotarbida indet. (Petrunkevitch 1949)
1 specimen
    = Eotarbus jerami n. gen., n. sp. Dunlop 1996
Dunlop 1996
Dunlop identified this specimen from the original order placement to genus and species.
    = Palaeotarbus n. gen. jerami Dunlop 1996
Dunlop 1999
Dunlop replaced the name for Eotarbus as the name is preoccupied.
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802
Nematothallus sp. Lang 1937
Psilophytopsida - Psilophytales
Cooksonia sp. fertile axis Lang 1937
see common names

Country:United Kingdom State/province:England County:Shropshire
Coordinates: 51.4° North, 2.7° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:25.0° South, 11.7° West
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Altitude:80 meters
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Silurian Epoch:Pridoli
10 m.y. bin:Silurian 2
*Period:Late/Upper Silurian
Key time interval:Pridoli Zone: tripapillatus-spicula apore zone
Age range of interval:423.00000 - 419.20000 m.y. ago
* legacy (obsolete) database fields
Formation:Downton Castle Sandstone Member:Lower Bone Bed
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: Horizon up to 3 mm thick 0.15 to 0.20 m above the Ludlow Bone Bed.
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:gray lithified siltstone
Lithology description: Discontinuous muddy siltstone rich in carbonaceous fragments, siltstone occupies shallow ripple troughs.
Geology comments: shallow subtidal to intertidal lag deposit
Modes of preservation:adpression,coalified,original carbon,original sporopollenin,coprolite
Size of fossils:mesofossils,microfossils
Spatial orientation:random
Preservation of anatomical detail:variable
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:selective quarrying,chemical,field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collection method comments: Info taken from Jeram et al., 1990; Edwards, 1996
Taxonomic list comments:Edwards 1996 does not distinguish which fossils were collected from this horizon and which from the bed about 1.4 m above!!! All of the Ludford Corner plants from the publication are entered into the 1.4 m horizon entry!!!
Database number:11128
Authorizer:P. Gensel, C. Labandeira, D. Smith Enterer:M. Kotyk, S. Schachat, A. Kinchloe
Modifier:A. Kinchloe Research group:paleobotany
Created:2001-07-24 09:54:54 Last modified:2003-10-21 13:33:11
Access level:group members Released:2001-07-24 09:54:54
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

4095. A. J. Jeram, P. A. Selden, and D. Edwards. 1990. Land animals in the Silurian: arachnids and myriapods from Shropshire, England. Science 250:658-661 [P. Gensel/M. Kotyk/J. Alroy]

Secondary references:

9320 J. A. Dunlop. 1996. A trigonotarbid arachnid from the upper Silurian of Shropshire. Palaeontology 39(3):615-614 [D. Smith/A. Kinchloe/J. Alroy]
9321 J. A. Dunlop. 1999. A replacement name for the trigonotarbid arachnid Eotarbus Dunlop. Palaeontology 42(1):191 [D. Smith/A. Kinchloe/J. Alroy]
75068 W. A. Shear, A. J. Jeram, and P. A. Selden. 1998. Centiped legs (Arthropoda, Chilopoda, Scutigeromorpha) from the Silurian and Devonian of Britain and the Devonian of North America. American Museum Novitates 3231:1-16 [C. Labandeira/S. Schachat]