Temporal range: Visean
|Artist's rendition of Pulmonoscorpius|
Pulmonoscorpius kirktonensis (literally breathing scorpion) is a giant species of extinct scorpion1 that lived during the Viséan epoch of the Carboniferous. Its fossils were found at East Kirkton, West Lothian in Scotland. In life, this species grew to 70 centimetres (28 in) long.2
- Andrew J. Jeram (1998). "Phylogeny, classification and evolution of Silurian and Devonian scorpions" (PDF). In Paul A. Selden. Proceedings of the 17th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Edinburgh 1997. British Arachnological Society. pp. 17–31. ISBN 0-9500093-2-6.
- N. Scott Rugh. "Fossil Insects and Crustaceans. Armored beasts in the San Diego Natural History Museum's Paleontology Collection". San Diego Natural History Museum. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
- Jennifer A. Clack (2002). "East Kirkton and the roots of the modern family tree". Gaining Ground: the Origin and Evolution of Tetrapods. Life of the past. Indiana University Press. pp. 212–233. ISBN 978-0-253-34054-2.
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