Armagh, Ireland (BMNH) (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: United Kingdom (54.3° N, 6.7° W: paleocoordinates 6.9° S, 2.2° W)

When: Mississippian (358.9 - 323.2 Ma)

• Lower Carboniferous

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified limestone

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 137333: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Priscilla Vazquez on 14.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Symmoriiformes - Falcatidae
"Physonemus attenuatus" = Damocles attenuatus
"Physonemus attenuatus" = Damocles attenuatus Davis 1883 elasmobranch
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Lispacanthus retrogradus n. sp. Davis 1883 bullhead shark
BMNH P.2544
 Ctenacanthiformes - Ctenacanthidae
"Ctenacanthus heterogyrus" = Eunemacanthus heterogyrus McCoy 1855 elasmobranch
"Ctenacanthus sulcatus" = Amelacanthus sulcatus Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
Ctenacanthus laevis n. sp. Davis 1883 elasmobranch
Ctenacanthus pustulatus n. sp. Davis 1883 elasmobranch
BMNH P.2529
Acondylacanthus colei Davis 1883 elasmobranch
Acondylacanthus attenuatus Davis 1883 elasmobranch
Acondylacanthus tenuistriatus Davis 1883 elasmobranch
 Ctenacanthiformes -
Asteroptychius ornatus Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Cochliodontiformes - Cochliodontidae
Paecilodus jonesii Mcoy 1855 chimaera
Paecilodus gibbosus Davis 1883 chimaera
Cochliodus contortus Agassiz 1838 chimaera
Streblodus colei Davis 1883 chimaera
Streblodus oblongus Agassiz 1843 chimaera
Erismacanthus major Davis 1883 chimaera
 Cochliodontiformes - Psephodontidae
Psephodus magnus Agassiz 1843 chimaera
 Menaspiformes - Deltoptychiidae
Deltoptychius acutus Mcoy 1855 chimaera
 Chondrenchelyiformes - Chondrenchelyidae
"Xystrodus striatus" = Platyxystrodus striatus
"Xystrodus striatus" = Platyxystrodus striatus M'Coy 1855 chimaera
 Psammodontiformes - Psammodontidae
Psammodus trapeziformis Davis 1883 chimaera
 Copodontiformes - Copodontidae
Copodus cornutus n. sp., "Mesogomphus lingua n. sp." = Copodus lingua, Copodus furcatus n. sp., "Pleurogomphus auriculatus n. sp." = Copodus auriculatus, Copodus spatulatus n. sp.
Copodus cornutus n. sp. Davis 1843 chimaera
BMNH P.2580-4, P.2584a-c, (Enniskillen Coll.), P.1406-7 (Egerton Coll.), 26053-4, 28506 (purchased 1851, 1864), P.2507 (purchased 1878)
"Mesogomphus lingua n. sp." = Copodus lingua Davis 1883 chimaera
BMNH P.2500-1 (Enniskillen coll.)
Copodus furcatus n. sp. Davis 1862 chimaera
BMNH P.2509 (Enniskillen coll.)
"Pleurogomphus auriculatus n. sp." = Copodus auriculatus Davis 1883 chimaera
BMNH P.2601, P.2585 (Enniskillen coll.)
Copodus spatulatus n. sp. Davis 1862 chimaera
BMNH P.2513, P.2579, P.2514, P.2585, P.2595-8 (Enniskillen Coll.), P.1408-9 (Egerton Coll.), P.2504a, 26053a (purchased 1851), P.5362 (Wilson coll.)
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Mesolophodus problematicus n. sp. Woodward 1889 chimaera
BMNH P.2641
Physonemus arcuatus McCoy 1848 chimaera
 Petalodontiformes - Petalodontidae
Petalodus davisii n. sp. Woodward 1889 chimaera
BMNH P.2656-a (Enniskillen Coll.), P.1463 (Egerton Coll.)
Polyrhizodus magnus M'Coy 1848 chimaera
Polyrhizodus attenuatus n. sp. Davis 1883 chimaera
BMNH P.2968
Polyrhizodus colei n. sp. Davis 1883 chimaera
BMNH P.2974-5
Polyrhizodus elongatus n. sp. Davis 1883 chimaera
BMNH P.2966-7
Glossodus lingusbovis Mcoy 1848 chimaera
 Petalodontiformes - Belantseidae
Ctenoptychius dentatus Owen 1840 chimaera
BMNH P.3008-9 (Enniskillen Coll.), P.1441 (Egerton coll.), 28926, 28936 (purchased 1854)
"Petalodus serratus" = Ctenoptychius serratus Owen 1840 chimaera
Acanthodii
  -
Oracanthus milleri Agassiz 1843 spiny fish
Homacanthus microdus M'Coy 1848 spiny fish
Osteichthyes
 Arthrodira -
"Nemacanthus priscus" = Cosmacanthus priscus Mcoy 1848 armour-plated fish
Cosmacanthus marginalis n. sp. Davis 1883 armour-plated fish
Cosmacanthus carinatus n. sp. Davis 1883 armour-plated fish
Gnathacanthus triangularis
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Gnathacanthus triangularis n. sp. Davis 1883
BMNH P.2891
Gnathacanthus striatus
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Gnathacanthus striatus n. sp. Davis 1883
BMNH P.2892-a