Burnmouth Ross end cliffs (373.95 m) (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (55.8° N, 2.1° W: paleocoordinates 10.3° S, 1.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ballagan Formation, Tournaisian (358.9 - 346.7 Ma)

• "Mid­ Tournaisian."

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; lithified, black, sandy siltstone and claystone

• "Diploradus occurs in a 40 cm thick, bedded, black sandy siltstone that lies between pedogenically modified grey siltstones. Associated fossils comprise fish scales, abundant plant fragments, megaspores and shrimp and scorpion cuticle."

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. A. Clack, C. E. Bennett, D. K. Carpenter, S. J. Davies, N. C. Fraser, T. I. Kearsey, J. E. A. Marshall, D. Millward, B. K. A. Otoo, E. J. Reeves, A. J. Ross, M. Ruta, K. Z. Smithson, T. R. Smithson, and S. A. Walsh. 2016. Phylogenetic and environmental context of a Tournaisian tetrapod fauna. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1(0002) [R. Butler/E. Dunne/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 183473: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Emma Dunne on 26.12.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Tetrapoda -
Perittodus apsconditus Clack et al. 2016 tetrapod
UMZC 2016.1. Isolated dentary and adsymphysial (in micro­CT scan). 373.95m above the base of the Ballagan Formation.
Diploradus austiumensis n. gen. n. sp. Clack et al. 2016 tetrapod
UMZC 2015.30. (Holotype) Small disrupted skull with lower jaw, palate and skull roofing bones. 373.95m above the base of the Ballagan Formation.