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  Great Britain

august 2012
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Location description

Near Thurso sediments from the Mey subgroup, Givetian, middle Devonian period are exposed. These sediments are known for its fossil fish remains. Complete fishes occur in concretions from the upper layers.

Southwest of Thurso other Devonian sediments from the Latheron Subgroup are exposed. These are the same sediments as in the Spittal quarry. These sediments contains other species of fossil fish.

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Thurso is located at the Scottish north coast. From Thuso East, at the other side of the river, go along the castle to the coast. Walk on the beach to the northeast. The sediments are exposed until Castletown.

By walking to the northwest from Thurso, you will find the Latheron sediments exposed.

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Fish remains (Thurso East: i.e. Homostius, Dickosteus, Thursius, Asmussia) like scales, bones and fish teeth. Complete fishes are rare and are found in concretions.

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Other locations in the area

Fossil location: Achanarras quarry
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Fossil location: Orkney (Billia Croo)
Fossil location: Orkney (Nouste of Nethertown)
Fossil location: Spittal quarry
Museum: Archie Sinclair Fossil Centre


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