Ichnofossils, Gutterford Burn, North Esk Inlier (Silurian of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (55.8° N, 3.3° W: paleocoordinates 15.2° S, 21.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Deerhope Formation, Llandovery (443.4 - 433.4 Ma)

• On surface of fallen block

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified sandstone

• Preserved on the sole of a massive sandstone bed

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: trace

Collection methods: Massive sandstone block, so photographs and rubbings were used to record these ichnofossils.

Primary reference: S. K. Donovan, F. E. Fearnhead, and E. N. K. Clarkson. 2009. The ichnofossils Gordia Emmons and Chondrites von Stenberg fron the Deerhope Formation, North Esk Inlier (Silurian, Llandovery). Scottish Journal of Geology 45:83-88 [A. McGowan/A. McGowan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184249: authorized by Alistair McGowan, entered by Alistair McGowan on 10.02.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gordia marina
"Gordia marina" = Helminthoidichnites marinus
"Gordia marina" = Helminthoidichnites marinus Emmons 1844
Possibly more than one burrow
 Ichnofossils -
Chondrites sp. von Sternberg 1833
multiple incomplete structures