Temporal range: Upper Silurian
|† Brontoscorpio anglicus
Brontoscorpio anglicus is a species of fossil scorpion. Its remains were discovered in Upper Silurian-aged sandstone from Trimpley, Worcestershire, and the species was described on the basis of an incomplete single free finger of a pedipalp, almost 10 centimetres (3.9 in) long. The complete animal is estimated to be at least 90 centimetres (35 in) long. Its carnivorous diet may have consisted of worms or other arthropods.
- Kjellesvig-Waering, Erik N. (1972). "Brontoscorpio anglicus: a gigantic Lower Paleozoic scorpion from central England". Journal of Paleontology. 46 (1): 39–42. JSTOR 1302906.
- Jeram, Andrew J. "Phylogeny, classification and evolution of Silurian and Devonian scorpions". In Selden, Paul A. Proceedings of the 17th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Edinburgh 1997, 1998 (PDF).
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