Auchenreoch Glen (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (56.0° N, 4.5° W: paleocoordinates 9.2° S, 2.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ballagan Formation (Inverclyde Group), Ivorian (353.8 - 345.3 Ma)

• claviger-macra (CM) palynozone (possibly from the lower part of this zone); Tournaisian Tn3c

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; fine-grained, concretionary, gray, argillaceous limestone and calcareous mudstone

• "shallow-water environment, probably a lagoon or coastal flat that was subject to marked fluctuations in salinity and periodic desiccation"
• "The formation consists of pale grey, fine- grained nodular cementstones with calcareous mudstones and limestones. The specimen is preserved in a clayey limestone nodule typical of a cementstone facies."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1971

Primary reference: J. A. Clack. 2002. An early tetrapod from "Romer’s Gap". Nature 418:72-76 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 106270: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 05.03.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Spirorbis sp. Daudin 1800
Gnathostomata
  -
Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
"fish...debris"
Osteichthyes
 Tetrapoda - Whatcheeriidae
Pederpes finneyae n. gen. n. sp.
Pederpes finneyae n. gen. n. sp. Clack 2002 tetrapod
GLAHMS 100815; orig. ID as rhizodont fish
unclassified
  -
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
"plant debris"