Low main seam shale, Newsham (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (55.1° N, 1.5° W: paleocoordinates 0.9° N, 7.0° E)

When: Bashkirian (323.2 - 315.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; shale

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by T. Atthey in 1860-1868

Primary reference: T. Atthey. 1868. On the occurence of the palatal teeth of a fish belonging to the Genus Climaxodus, M'Coy, in the Low-main Shale of Newsham. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Fourth Series 2:321-323 [M. Clapham/P. Vazquez/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 132670: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Priscilla Vazquez on 24.08.2012, edited by Bethany Allen

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Taxonomic list

 Xenacanthiformes - Xenacanthidae
"Pleuracanthus laevissimus" = Pleuracanthus levissimus, "Orthacanthus cylindricus" = Pleuracanthus cylindricus
"Pleuracanthus laevissimus" = Pleuracanthus levissimus Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
"Orthacanthus cylindricus" = Pleuracanthus cylindricus Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Euselachii - Sphenacanthidae
"Ctenacanthus hybodioides" = Sphenacanthus hybodioides
"Ctenacanthus hybodioides" = Sphenacanthus hybodioides Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Ctenacanthiformes - Ctenacanthidae
Cladodus mirabilis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Cochliodontiformes - Cochliodontidae
Paecilodus sp. Agassiz 1843 chimaera
Pleurodus rankinii Agassiz 1843 chimaera
 Petalodontiformes - Petalodontidae
Petalodus sp. chimaera
 Palaeonisciformes - Platysomidae
Platysomus parvulus Williamson 1849
 Palaeonisciformes - Palaeoniscidae
Gyrolepis rankinii Agassiz 1844
 Coelacanthiformes - Coelacanthidae
Coelacanthus lepturus Agassiz 1844 coelacanth
 Rhipidistia - Rhizodontidae
Strepsodus sauroides Binney 1841 lobe-finned fish
 Nectridea - Diplocaulidae
Batrachiderpeton lineatum n. sp. Hancock and Atthey 1869 tetrapod
Hancock Museum, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Leptacanthus sp. Agassiz 1837