Genus: Palaeoherpeton PANCHEN, 1970
Etymology:
= Palaeogyrinus WATSON, 1926 non
Etymology:

Species: decorum (WATSON, 1926) PANCHEN, 1970
Etymology:
= Palaeogyrinus decorus WATSON, 1926

Holotype: NEWHM: G015.71 (HM G 15.71)

Locality: Pirnie Colliery, near Leven, Fifeshire County, England, southern United Kingdom.

Horizon: Earl David's Parrot Coal, Middle Modiolaris zone, Middle Coal Measures.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Lower Westphalian B, Lower Upper Silesian series, Kashirskian Stage, Lower Moscovian Epoch, Early Middle Pennsylvanian, (Late Carboniferous).

Material: Skull roof and counterpart as natural moulds, palatquadrate and braincase.

Referred material:

NEWMAN, McLEAN & HUDSON, 1996

NEWHM: G055.82: Slab bearing 3 ventral dermal scutes and the impressions of 2 others.

NEWHM: G056.03: Slab bearing an intercentrum, 6 incomplete dermal scutes and the impressioins of 6 further scutes.

 

Locality: Black Shale, Swanwick Colliery, Derbshire County, England, southern United Kingdom.

Horizon: Upper communis Zone, Lower Coal Measures.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Westphalian A, Middle Silesian Series, Upper Bashkirian – Lower Moscovian Epoch, Middle Carboniferous (Middle Pennsylvanian).

Material:

AI Coope Collection: Skull.