Lode Clay Quarry (Devonian of Latvia)

Where: Cesis, Latvia (57.2° N, 25.3° E: paleocoordinates 10.6° S, 10.8° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lode Formation, Givetian (387.7 - 382.7 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deltaic; gray sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by E. Lukševičs and I. Zupiņš in 1993, 1996, 1997; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Repositories: BMNH, Latvian Museum of Natural History, Riga (LDM) and The Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm (SMNH)

Primary reference: P. L. Forey, P. E. Ahlberg, E. Lukševics and I. Zupinš. 2000. A New Coelacanth from the Middle Devonian of Latvia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20(2):243-252 [S. Peters/S. McMullen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135959: authorized by Shanan Peters, entered by Sharon McMullen on 13.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

Coelacanthimorpha
 Diplocercidiformes - Miguashaiidae
Miguashaia grossi n. sp. Forey et al. 2000 lobe-finned fish