Geological Magazine



Phalangiotarbid arachnids from the Coal Measures of Lancashire, UK


JASON A. DUNLOP a1 and CARL A. HORROCKS a1
a1 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

Abstract

Four new specimens of phalangiotarbid (Arachnida: Phalangiotarbida) from the Upper Carboniferous (upper Westphalian A) of Westhoughton, Lancashire, UK, are referred to Mesotarbus peteri sp. nov. An additional Lancashire phalangiotarbid, Phalangiotarbus subovalis (Woodward, 1872), from the Upper Carboniferous (lower/middle Westphalian A) of Burnley, is redescribed and designated the neotype of this species. This material allows new interpretations of the opisthosomal segmentation and respiratory organs of phalangiotarbids, and a reconstruction of Mesotarbus peteri is presented.

(Received October 1 1996)
(Accepted February 4 1997)



Metrics
Related Content