Craighead Quarry (Ordovician of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (55.3° N, 4.8° W: paleocoordinates 20.8° S, 28.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Craighead Formation (Balclatchie Group), Caradoc (460.9 - 449.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, calcareous mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by R. P. Tripp

• Collection in Hunterian Museum, Glasgow University

Primary reference: R. P. Tripp. 1954. Caradocian trilobites from the mudstones at Craighead Quarry, near Girvan, Ayrshire. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 62(3):655-693 [M. Hopkins/M. Hopkins]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188938: authorized by Melanie Hopkins, entered by Melanie Hopkins on 21.09.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Trilobita
 Corynexochida - Styginidae
Stygina sp. Salter 1853 trilobite
Eobronteus sp. Reed 1928 trilobite
 Corynexochida - Illaenidae
Illaenus sp. Dalman 1827 trilobite
 Odontopleurida - Odontopleuridae
 Aulacopleurida - Aulacopleuridae
Otarion sp. Zenker 1833 trilobite
Otarion isoplates n. sp. Tripp 1954 trilobite
Otarion beggi n. sp. Tripp 1954 trilobite
 Phacopida - Pterygometopidae
Calliops brongniarti, "Achatella consobrina n. sp." = Achatella (Achatella) consobrina
Calliops brongniarti Portlock 1843 trilobite
"Achatella consobrina n. sp." = Achatella (Achatella) consobrina Tripp 1954 trilobite
 Phacopida - Encrinuridae
Encrinurus proecursor n. sp. trilobite
Cybeloides spinifera n. sp. Tripp 1954 trilobite
Atractopyge killochanensis n. sp. Tripp 1954 trilobite
 Phacopida - Cheiruridae
? Nieszkowskia sp. Schmidt 1881 trilobite
"Ceraurinus craigensis n. sp." = Xylabion craigensis Tripp 1954 trilobite
Sphaerocoryphe psiles Tripp 1954 trilobite
 Phacopida - Calymenidae
Flexicalymene shirleyi n. sp. Tripp 1954 trilobite
 Harpida - Harpetidae
Hibbertia trippi Whittington 1950 trilobite
 Proetida - Proetidae
? Proetidae indet. Salter 1864 trilobite
? Cyphoproetus facetus n. sp. Tripp 1954 trilobite
 Asaphida - Asaphidae
Isotelus sp. Dekay 1824 trilobite
 Asaphida - Remopleurididae
Remopleurides sp. Portlock 1843 trilobite
 Lichida - Lichidae
Hemiarges antelucanus n. sp. Tripp 1954 trilobite
Hemiarges angustifrons n. sp. Tripp 1954 trilobite
Platylichas sp. G├╝rich 1901 trilobite
Amphilichas sp. Raymond 1905 trilobite
Amphilichas planus n. sp. Tripp 1954 trilobite
Amphilichas declivis n. sp. Tripp 1954 trilobite