Auchenreoch Glen: Ivorian, United Kingdom
collected 1971

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Polychaeta - Sabellida - Serpulidae
Spirorbis sp. Daudin 1800
Osteichthyes indet. Huxley 1880
Pederpes finneyae n. gen., n. sp. Clack 2002
1 individual
GLAHMS 100815; orig. ID as rhizodont fish
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
"plant debris"
see common names

Country:United Kingdom State/province:Scotland
Coordinates: 56.0° North, 4.5° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:9.2° South, 2.2° West
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Carboniferous Epoch:Early/Lower Mississippian
Stage:Tournaisian 10 m.y. bin:Carboniferous 1
Key time interval:Ivorian
Age range of interval:353.80000 - 345.30000 m.y. ago
Geological group:Inverclyde Formation:Ballagan
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: claviger-macra (CM) palynozone (possibly from the lower part of this zone); Tournaisian Tn3c
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:fine,concretionary,gray argillaceous "limestone"
Secondary lithology: calcareous mudstone
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: "The formation consists of pale grey, fine- grained nodular cementstones with calcareous mudstones and limestones. The specimen is preserved in a clayey limestone nodule typical of a cementstone facies."
Geology comments: "shallow-water environment, probably a lagoon or coastal flat that was subject to marked fluctuations in salinity and periodic desiccation"
Modes of preservation:body
Degree of concentration:dispersed
Size of fossils:macrofossils,mesofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:excellent
Abundance in sediment:rare
Temporal resolution:snapshot
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collection dates:1971
Database number:106270
Authorizer:M. Carrano Enterer:M. Carrano
Modifier:E. Dunne Research group:vertebrate
Created:2011-03-05 02:13:32 Last modified:2015-10-21 10:02:47
Access level:the public Released:2011-03-05 02:13:32
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

35414.ETE J. A. Clack. 2002. An early tetrapod from "Romer’s Gap". Nature 418:72-76 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]

Secondary references:

56697 J. A. Clack and S. M. Finney. 2005. Pederpes finneyae, and articulated tetrapod from the Tournaisian of Western Scotland. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 2(4):311-346 [R. Butler/E. Dunne]