Kirk Hill (Silurian of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (55.3° N, 4.7° W: paleocoordinates 15.2° S, 23.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Monograptus gregarius graptolite zone, Newlands Farm Formation, Aeronian (440.8 - 438.5 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, gray, blue, calcareous siltstone and lithified sandstone

• Newlands Farm Formation: ochreous-weathering, blue-grey calcareous siltstones and thin sandstones [Floyd and 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 188534: authorized by Melanie Hopkins, entered by Melanie Hopkins on 06.09.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Corynexochida - Styginidae
Kosovopeltis cunctatum, "Opsypharus maccallumi" = Failleana
"Opsypharus maccallumi" = Failleana trilobite
 Corynexochida - Illaenidae
Stenopareia glochin Howells 1982 trilobite
 Phacopida - Phacopidae
Acernaspis superciliexcelsis Howells 1982 trilobite
 Phacopida - Encrinuridae
Encrinurus squarrosus Howells 1982 trilobite
 Phacopida - Cheiruridae
Hadromeros elongatus Reed 1931 trilobite
 Phacopida - Calymenidae
 Lichida - Lichidae
Dicranopeltis sp. Hawle and Corda 1847 trilobite