Longton, North Staffordshire (BMNH) (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: United Kingdom (53.7° N, 2.8° W: paleocoordinates 1.7° N, 8.4° E)

When: Moscovian (315.2 - 307.0 Ma)

• Coal measures

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: A. S. Woodward. 1889. Catalogue of the Fossil Fishes in the British Museum (Natural History) Part 1 1-613 [M. Clapham/P. Vazquez/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137310: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Priscilla Vazquez on 14.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Xenacanthiformes - Xenacanthidae
Pleuracanthus laevissimus elasmobranch
BMNH P, 5170 (purchased 1885), P. 1733 (Egerton Coll.)
Pleuracanthus cylindricus Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
BMNH P. 3177 (Enniskillen Coll.)
 Xenacanthiformes - Diplodoselachidae
Diplodus tenuis, "Diplodus gibbosus" = Orthacanthus gibbosus
Diplodus tenuis Woodward 1889 elasmobranch
BMNH P.1725a (Egerton Coll.)
"Diplodus gibbosus" = Orthacanthus gibbosus Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
BMNH 46294, 46029 (Presented by John Wood, Esq., 1874), P.1725(Egerton Coll.), P. 3025 (Enniskillen Coll.), P.5161 (Purchased 1885)
 Cochliodontiformes - Cochliodontidae
Pleuroplax rankinei Hancock and Atthey 1843 chimaera
BMNH P.5162 (purhcased 1885)
 Petalodontiformes - Belantseidae
Ctenoptychius apicalis Agassiz 1838 chimaera
BMNH 46028 (Presented by John ward, Esq., 1874)
 Helodontiformes - Helodontidae
Helodus simplex Agassiz 1838 chimaera
BMNH P.2908-9, (Enniskillen coll.), p.5160 (purchased 1885),
Actinopteri
 Palaeonisciformes - Palaeoniscidae
Cycloptychius carbonarius Young 1866
BMNH P.5175-6, P.1011-a, P.3447, P.3447a-b, P.4333, 36899, 39918
Osteichthyes
 Rhipidistia - Rhizodontidae
Rhizodopsis sauroides lobe-finned fish
BMNH P.796
Strepsodus sauroides Binney 1841 lobe-finned fish
BMNH P.3270, 36478, P.4578
Strepsodus striatulus Traquair 1882 lobe-finned fish
BMNH P.785, P.792, P.3269