East Kirkton site (Units 70-82: East Kirkton Limestone) (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Also known as ETE Locality 1604

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (56.0° N, 3.2° W: paleocoordinates 2.0° S, 2.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: East Kirkton Limestone Member (East Kirkton Limestone Formation), Brigantian (336.0 - 326.4 Ma)

• ETE dating method: time_unit, ETE age comment: . radiometric intage_min. Bed 82 - bed "b"; lower part of Brigantian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: spring; black shale and limestone

• ETE sed env 1: volcanic, ETE sed env 2: spring ETE event: ., ETE env comment: toxic water poss.
• Many specimens are from Unit 82, 'the black shale member'. But others come from the range of units 70-82, including adjacent limestone units or spoil heaps at East Kirkton.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by S. P. Wood in 1988; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical,

• ETE reference list: 478, 479, 483, 482

•NMS (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh), UMZC (University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge), and GLAHM (Hunerian Museum, Glasgow) collections

Primary reference: W. D. I. Rolfe, G. P. Durant, A. E. Fallick, A. J. Hall, D. J. Large, A. C. Scott, T. R. Smithson and G. M. Walkden. 1990. An early terrestrial biota preserved by Visean vulcanicity in Scotland. In M.G. Lockley and A. Rice (eds.), Volcanism and Fossil Biotas. Geological Society of America Special Paper 244:13-24 [B. DiMichele/B. DiMichele/R. Day]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 22725: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 29.05.2001, edited by Matthew Carrano and Roger Benson

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Taxonomic list

 Opiliones -
Brigantibunum listoni n. gen. n. sp.2
Brigantibunum listoni n. gen. n. sp.2 Dunlop and Anderson 2005 harvestman
 Scorpiones -
Scorpiones indet.2 Latreille 1817 scorpion
 Temnospondyli -
Temnospondyli "large taxon"4 tetrapod
NMS G 1987.7.41 (anterior thoracic rib in nodular limestone), 42 (anterior thoracic rib in limestone), 33.1 (thoracic rib)
Balanerpeton woodi n. gen. n. sp.4 Milner and Sequeira 1994 tetrapod
ETE occurrence; species: Temnondyli
 Baphetoidea - Baphetidae
"Loxommatidae indet." = Baphetidae
"Loxommatidae indet." = Baphetidae Cope 1875 tetrapod
ETE occurrence; species: Loxommatidae
 Aistopoda - Ophiderpetontidae
Ophiderpeton kirktonense n. sp.3 Milner 1994 tetrapod
NMS G 1988.3.1 (holotype anterior part of skeleton with skull); 1987.7.54 (c.13 articulated trunk vertebrae in slabs of laminated limestone); BMNH R12019 (c. 17 articulated trunk vertebrae in blocks of ostracod limestone from north spoil heap); S. P. Wood uncat. (c. 23 articulated trunk vertebrae from 'contorted limestone' horizon, north spoil heap)
 Tetrapoda -
Silvanerpeton miripedes n. gen. n. sp.1, Westlothiana lizziae n. gen. n. sp.5
Silvanerpeton miripedes n. gen. n. sp.1 Clack 1994 tetrapod
ETE occurrence; species: Anthracosauridae
Westlothiana lizziae n. gen. n. sp.5 Smithson and Rolfe 1990 tetrapod
ETE occurrence; species: Reptilia