Glencartholm, Eskdale (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (55.2° N, 3.1° W: paleocoordinates 7.1° S, 0.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Glencartholm Volcanic Beds Formation (Upper Border Group), Arundian (345.0 - 342.8 Ma)

• "Visean C2S1" (= Arundian)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified carbonate

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression, concretion

Collection methods: IGS Edinburgh and and Royal Scottish Museum collections

Primary reference: R. Lund. 1982. Harpagofututor volsellorhinus new genus and species (Chondrichthyes, Chondrenchelyiformes) from the Namurian Bear Gulch Limestone, Chondrenchelys problematica Traquair (Visean), and their sexual dimorphism. Journal of Paleontology 56(4):938-958 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 90682: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 12.08.2009, edited by Lauren Sallan and Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• apparently not the same as collection 34471, which has a very different coordinate tied to the River Esk
unclassified
  -
Arachnida
 Scorpiones - Gigantoscorpionidae
Gigantoscorpio willsi2 Stormer 1963 scorpion
GSE 2134, 2137, 2174
 Scorpiones - Proscorpiidae
Pseudarchaeoctonus denticulatus n. gen. n. sp.2 Kjellesvig-Waering 1986 scorpion
GSE 2038
Chondrichthyes
 Plagiostomi -
Acanthodes nitidus1 Woodward 1891 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes -
 Euselachii - Sphenacanthidae
Sphenacanthus costellatus1 Traquair 1884 elasmobranch
 Ctenacanthiformes -
 Menaspiformes - Deltoptychiidae
 Chondrenchelyiformes - Chondrenchelyidae
Chondrenchelys problematica n. gen. n. sp. Traquair 1888 chimaera
 Petalodontiformes - Petalodontidae
Osteichthyes
 Crossopterygii - Osteolepidae
Megalichthys sp.1 Agassiz 1843 bony fish
  -
Actinopteri
 Palaeonisciformes -
 Palaeonisciformes - Platysomidae
Platysomus superbus1 Traquair 1881
 Palaeonisciformes - Palaeoniscidae
 Palaeonisciformes - Elonichthyidae
Elonichthys pulcherrimus1 Traquair 1881
Elonichthys serratus1 Traquair 1881
 Palaeonisciformes - Acrolepidae
Acrolepis ortholepis1 Traquair 1884
Osteichthyes
 Tarrasiiformes -
Tarrasius problematicus1 Traquair 1881
 Rhipidistia - Rhizodontidae
Strepsodus sauroides1 Binney 1841 lobe-finned fish