Shore of River Ristigouche, Miguasha (Devonian of Canada)

Also known as Escuminac Formation, Miguasha fish fauna, River Restigouche

Where: Quebec, Canada (48.1° N, 66.4° W: paleocoordinates 29.7° S, 15.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Escuminac Formation, Frasnian (382.7 - 372.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; shale

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Specimens acquired by Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Miguasha

Primary reference: H. P. Schultze and M. Arsenault. 1985. The panderichthyid fish Elpistostege: a close relative of tetrapods?. Palaeontology 28:293-309 [R. Butler/E. Dunne]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 179176: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Emma Dunne on 03.06.2016, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
 Life -
Geminospora tuberculata2
Geminospora tuberculata var. tuberculata
Geminospora sp.2 Balme 1962
Geminospora lemurata2 Balme 1962
Arachnida
 Scorpiones - Gigantoscorpionidae
Petaloscorpio bureaui2 Kjellesvig-Waering 1986 scorpion
Xiphosura
 Xiphosurida - Parastylonuridae
Petromyzontida
 Petromyzontiformes -
Euphanerops longaevus2 Woodward 1900 lamprey
Chondrichthyes
 Acanthodei - Diplacanthidae
Diplacanthus horridus2 Gagnier 1996 shark
Diplacanthus ellsi2 Gagnier 1996 shark
Osteichthyes
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Triazeugacanthus affinis2 Whiteaves 1887 spiny fish
 Acanthodiformes -
Homalacanthus concinnus2 Russell 1951 spiny fish
 Antiarcha - Bothriolepididae
Bothriolepis canadensis2 Whiteaves 1880 armour-plated fish
 Arthrodira -
Plourdosteus canadensis2 armour-plated fish
Actinopteri
 Palaeonisciformes - Palaeoniscidae
Cheirolepis canadensis2 Whiteaves 1881
Osteichthyes
 Dipnoi - Rhynchodipteridae
Fleurantia denticulata2 Graham-Smith and Westoll 1937 lungfish
 Dipnoi - Phaneropleuridae
Scaumenacia curta2 Whiteaves 1881 lungfish
Coelacanthimorpha
 Diplocercidiformes - Miguashaiidae
Miguashaia bureaui2 Schultze 1973 lobe-finned fish
Osteichthyes
 Elpistostegalia -
Elpistostege watsoni n. gen. n. sp.
Elpistostege watsoni n. gen. n. sp. Westoll 1938 lobe-finned fish
BMNH P60526a and b (Holotype; posterior half of skull roof), MHNM 538 (head without posterior portion) and ?MHNM 537 (postcranial skeleton without fins or head)
 Porolepiformes - Holoptychiidae
Holoptychiidae "sp. indet."2 Owen 1860 lobe-finned fish
Holoptychius jarviki2 lobe-finned fish
 Osteolepiformes - Megalichthyidae
Eusthenopteron foordi1 Whiteaves 1881 lobe-finned fish
Sphenopsida
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Archaeopteridopsida
 Archaeopteridales - Archaeopteridaceae
Pteridopsida
 Schizaeales -
  -
Verrucosisporites
  -
Lycopsida
  - Lycopodiaceae
Reticulatisporites sp.2 Ibrahim 1933
Zosterophyllopsida
  -
Barinophyton sp.2 White 1905
Anapiculatisporites
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Emphanisporites
  -
 Life -
Retusotriletes
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Retusotriletes simplex
  -
Retusotriletes simplex2 Naumova 1953
Apiculiretusispora
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Stenozonotriletes
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Grandispora
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 Ichnofossils -
Punctatisporites
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