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XII.—The Scottish Carboniferous Eurypterida*

  • Charles D. Waterston (a1)
Synopsis

Lower Carboniferous eurypterids are rare, and consequently the Scottish eurypterid fauna is of importance, in a world setting, because of the number of species of that age which it contains. Since the Scottish forms were originally described, great advances have been made in our knowledge of the Eurypterida which have made necessary the present critical re-examination of all available Scottish Carboniferous eurypterid specimens. Five species, belonging to four genera, are described and illustrated. Fresh evidence of the anatomy of Campylocephalus scouleri (Hibbert) is presented and the wider issues of eurypterid morphology raised by homology with this specialised species are discussed.

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