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Ceratiocaris or Slimonia?
Per Christian posted a topic in Fossil IDHi all. I have this specimen i bought fra a dealer in western europe It's from the Lesmahagow in scotland. I bought it as a Slimonia, but was later advised on facebook that it's in fact a ceratiocaris. What do you guys here think? I'm pretty convinced it's a ceratiocaris. What confuses me is that the dealer is quite experienced and he collected it himself decades ago, and got it id'ed by the museum in Edinburgh
Lasanius problematicus TRAQUAIR, 1898
oilshale posted a fossil in FishesLife reconstruction of Lasanius problematicus, from Wikipedia Commons, own work of Nobu Tamura. References: Brugghen, van der G. (2010). New observations on the Silurian anaspid Lasanius problematicus Traquair. FossilQuarry Articles No.1. www.fossilquarry.org, May 2010. Lasanius problematicus.pdf Volume 16: Fossil Fishes of Great Britain Chapter 2: Silurian fossil fishes sites of Scotland Site: BIRKENHEAD BURN (GCR ID: 394) Fossils from Lesmahagow
Lasanius problematicus TRAQUAIR, 1898 - Silurian fish
oilshale posted a gallery image in Members Gallery
From the album: VertebratesLasanius problematicus TRAQUAIR, 1898 Middle Silurian Birkenhead Burn Lesmahogow inlier Lanarkshire Scotland UK New observations on the Silurian anaspid Lasanius problematicus Traquair.pdf BIRKENHEAD BURN GCRsiteaccount394.pdf Fossils from Lesmahagow
Loganellia scotica, TRAQUAIR, 1898
oilshale posted a fossil in FishesOriginally described as Thelodus scoticus Traquair, 1898. Taxonomy from Märss & Ritchie 1997. Revised diagnosis from Märss & Ritchie 1997, p. 150: "Scales medium-sized (up to 0-6 mm long), made up of crown, neck and base. Rostral scales not distinct. Crowns of cephalo-pectoral scales are rounded to rhomboidal with notches around the crown margin or only anteriorly; postpectoral and precaudal scales rhomboidal becoming more elongated posteriorly, median crown plate flat, smooth or with a notch anteriorly which becomes a furrow on the posteriorly situated scales. Beneath the median p
Birkenia elegans TRAQUAIR, 1899
oilshale posted a fossil in FishesMany important collections of Silurian arthropods and vertebrates have been made near Lesmahagow since the mid to late 1800's. The Lesmahagow Inlier is a block of Silurian sediments surrounded by sediments of Carboniferous age. The inlier consists of shales and sandstones with occasional pebble conglomerates of a lagoon or lake. This fish is from Slot Burn SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), now off-limits to all collecting due to overzealous collecting. Taxonomy from Blom et al. 2002. Diagnosis for Birkenia elegans from Blom et. al 2002, p. 277: "Small species of Birkenia, u