Unknown Scottish Silurian locality (Silurian of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (55.5° N, 4.5° W: paleocoordinates 17.8° S, 19.1° W)

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Silurian (443.4 - 419.2 Ma)

• Donovan argues this is probably from either Llandovery or Wenlock strata

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, fine-grained, micaceous sandstone

• fine-grained, finely laminated, micaceous sandstone containing no other fossils.

Size class: macrofossils

• circlet of spiny plates from near the apex of the anal series.

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow.

Primary reference: S. K. Donovan. 2009. The camerate crinoid Eucalyptocrinites sp. from the Silurian(?) of Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology 45:89-92 [A. McGowan/A. McGowan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184248: authorized by Alistair McGowan, entered by Alistair McGowan on 10.02.2017

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Taxonomic list

Crinoidea
 Monobathrida - Eucalyptocrinitidae
Eucalyptocrinites sp. Goldfuss 1831 Sea lily
HM E4516, E4517 part and counterpart