Burnmouth Ross end shore exposure (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (56.0° N, 1.7° W: paleocoordinates 10.1° S, 1.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• "340.6m above the base of the Ballagan Formation. Mid­-Tournaisian"

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; siltstone

• "Aytonerpeton occurred within an overlying black sandy siltstone with abundant plant material."

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 183474: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Emma Dunne on 26.12.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Tetrapoda -
Aytonerpeton microps n. gen. n. sp.
Aytonerpeton microps n. gen. n. sp. Clack et al. 2016 tetrapod
UMZC 2015.46b. (Holotype) Partial skull and scattered post­ crania visible only in micro­CT scan.