Woodland Point (Silurian of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (55.2° N, 4.9° W: paleocoordinates 16.1° S, 24.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Monograptus cyphus graptolite zone, Woodland Formation, Rhuddanian (443.4 - 440.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, massive sandstone and lithified siltstone

• Woodland Formation: lower member of massive sandstones with a rich shelly fauna, a middle member of less-massive beds with scarce shelly horizons, and an upper member of gray, thinly bedded siltstones and mudstones [Floyd & Williams 2003, Trans. Roy Soc Edin 93:383-392]

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by Elizabeth Gray in ~1850-1920; reposited in the BMNH, OUM, SM

• Collections also in Hunterian Museum (Glasgow University), Birmingham University, Grant Institute of Geology (Edinburgh University), Institute of Geological Sciences (Edinburgh), Palaeontologisk Museum (Oslo), National Museum of Wales, Royal Scottish Museum

Primary reference: Y. Howells. 1982. Scottish Silurian trilobites. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society 135(561):1-70 [M. Hopkins/M. Hopkins]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188533: authorized by Melanie Hopkins, entered by Melanie Hopkins on 06.09.2017

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Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Corynexochida - Styginidae
 Corynexochida - Illaenidae
Stenopareia acymata n. sp. Howells 1982 trilobite
 Odontopleurida - Odontopleuridae
Leonaspis "sp. A" Richter and Richter 1917 trilobite
Leonaspis "sp. B" Richter and Richter 1917 trilobite
Leonaspis "sp. E" Richter and Richter 1917 trilobite
Leonaspis aff. varbolensis Bruton 1967 trilobite
Miraspis ultima trilobite
"Ceratocephalina reperta" = Ceratocephala (Ceratocephalina) trilobite
 Aulacopleurida - Aulacopleuridae
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
Acernaspis xynon n. sp. Howells 1982 trilobite
Acernaspis superciliexcelsis Howells 1982 trilobite
 Phacopida - Encrinuridae
Encrinurus squarrosus Howells 1982 trilobite
 Phacopida - Cheiruridae
Deiphon sp. Barrande 1846 trilobite
Hadromeros elongatus Reed 1931 trilobite
 Phacopida - Calymenidae
 Proetida - Proetidae
"Astroproetus scoticus" = Proetus scoticus Reed 1941 trilobite
Decoroproetus farragatus Howells 1982 trilobite
 Lichida - Lichidae
"Lichas silvestris" = Neolichas silvestris Reed 1925 trilobite
Hemiarges serus trilobite
Hemiarges "sp. B" G├╝rich 1901 trilobite
hypostome type B
Dicranopeltis sp. Hawle and Corda 1847 trilobite