East Fife coast (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (56.3° N, 2.7° W: paleocoordinates 3.9° S, 0.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Anstruther Formation, Visean (346.7 - 330.9 Ma)

• Anstruther Formation, Strathclyde Group; tessellatus–campyloptera(TC) palynozone (from the upper part of this zone); Asbian, Visean, Mississippian (336–335 Ma).

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. R. Smithson, M. A. Browne, S. J. Davies, J. E. Marshall, D. Millward, S. A. Walsh, and J. A. Clack. 2017. A New Mississippian Tetrapod from Fife, Scotland and its Environmental Context. Papers in Palaeontology 1-11 [R. Butler/E. Dunne]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188401: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Emma Dunne on 31.08.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Baphetoidea - Spathicephalidae
Spathicephalus marsdeni n. sp. Smithson et al. 2017 tetrapod
NMS G 2015.37.1 (Holotype: skull) and NMS G 2015.37.2 (right mandible)