Wardie Shore, north of Edinburgh (Carboniferous to of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Granton, near Edinburgh (BMNH)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (56.0° N, 3.2° W: paleocoordinates 4.2° S, 0.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holkerian to Holkerian (342.8 - 336.0 Ma)

• Calciferous Sandstones. Lower Oil-Shale Group (Holkerian-Asbian) of the Lower Carboniferous Calciferous Sandstone Measures

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithified, carbonaceous shale

• They are largely non-marine and were apparently deposited in a large freshwater or brackish lake extending into West Lothian and Fife and as far as the Pentland Hills. This lake, however, was subject to a periodic marine influence from the east, which became more manifest through time. Marine fossils in the Edinburgh district are confined to thin bands only.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the BMNH, MCZ

Primary reference: A. S. Woodward. 1891. Catalogue of the Fossil Fishes in the British Museum (Natural History). Part II. Catalogue of the Fossil Fishes in the British Museum (Natural History) 2 [W. Dahdul/B. Frable ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140937: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Priscilla Vazquez on 19.03.2013, edited by Emma Dunne

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Palaeonisciformes - Palaeoniscidae
Rhadinichthys brevis Traquair 1877
BMNH P.845 (Wardie)
Rhadinichthys carinatus Agassiz 1835
BMNH P.844 (Wardie)
Rhadinichthys ornatissimus Agassiz 1835
BMNH P.1000
 Aistopoda - Lethiscidae
Lethiscus stocki n. gen. n. sp.
Lethiscus stocki n. gen. n. sp. Wellstead 1982 tetrapod
MCZ 2185 skull and postcranial skeleton