Genus: Silvanerpeton CLACK, 1993
Etymology: Latin Silvanus, Roman God of the woods. A reference to the fact that the East Kirkton Quarry was a wood when first recognized, and to the discovery of both site and holotype by Stanley Wood, and Herpeton (Greek) crawler: Wood crawler and Wood’s crawler.

Species: miripedes CLACK, 1993
Etymology: From Latin mirus, "wonderful" and Latin, pedes, "feet." A reference both to the wonderful preservation of the feet of the holotype and to the phalangeal formula: Wonderful feet.

Holotype: UMZC T1317

Locality: East Kirkton Quarry, Bathgate, west Lothian Province, Scotland, northern United Kingdom.

Horizon: East Kirkton Limestone, West Lothian Oil-Shale Formation.


Age: Visean Epoch, Middle Dinantian Series, Late Carboniferous (Middle Mississippian).

Material: Skull, skeleton and skin impressions.

Referred material:

UMZC T1252: Natural mold of skull and anterior postcranium (collected from farm wall).


RUTA & CLACK, 2006

UMZC T1251 (part and counterpart): Skull with associated pectoral girdle and forelimb elemetns (collected from farm wall).

UMZC T1351: A disrupted skull largely as natural mould, also a humerus, and part of the maxilla and premaxilla in the round.

NMSG1994.16.1 (part and counterpart): A good postcranial skeleton with all the limbs and tail represented, as well as gastralia, a partial cheek and a lower jaw.

NMSG1998.51.1 (part and counterpart): A large partial skeleton and disrupted skull, gastralia, ribs, a few limb bones, and a ball of stomach contents (collected from a quarry spoil heep).

NMSG1998.51.2: A skull and lower jaws in dorsal view with dirupted palate (collected from a quarry spoil heep).

NMSG2004.24.1: A laterally compressed skull with good lower jaw and maxilla, and a disrupted postcranial skeleton.

NMSG2004.24.2 (part and counterpart): Very disrupted postcranial skeleton and a partial skull.