Burnmouth Ross end cliffs (340.5 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, gray, sandy siltstone

• "Ossirarus occurs within a complex 15 cm thick grey¬≠black sandy siltstone that overlies a gleyed palaeosol and grades upwards into a laminated grey siltstone with brecciation cracks."

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 195788: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 24.08.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Tetrapoda -
Ossirarus kierani n. gen. n. sp.
Ossirarus kierani n. gen. n. sp. Clack et al. 2016 tetrapod
UMZC 2016.3. A single block containing scattered skull and postcranial remains. 340.5m above the base of the Ballagan Formation.