Species: melanolimnetes CLACK, 1998
Etymology: Greek, melano, “black” and Greek, limnetes, "living in a pool or marsh": From the black lagoon (in reference to the locality of East Kirkton): Black lagoon.
Holotype: University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, UMZC T1347a and b
Locality: East Kirkton Quarry, Bathgate, west Lothian Province, Scotland, northern United Kingdom.
Horizon: Unit 82, East Kirkton Limestone, West Lothian Oil-Shale Formation.
Age: Visean Epoch, Middle Dinantian Series, Late Carboniferous (Middle Mississippian).
Material: An almost complete articulated individual.
UMZC T1 and b, UMZC T1285a and b, National Museum of Scotland, NMS 1992.14 part and counterpart: Fragmentary specimens.
UMZC T1348a, b: Fragmentary skull.