List of fossiliferous stratigraphic units in Scotland

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Group or FormationPeriodNotes
Arbuthnott Group/Dundee Formation Devonian
Ardwell Farm Formation Ordovician
Ardwell Group/Balclatchie Formation Ordovician
Ardwell Group/Craighead Limestone Ordovician
Balclatchie Formation Ordovician
Barr Group/Stinchar Limestone Ordovician
Bearreraig Sandstone Jurassic
Blackwell Formation Carboniferous
Broadford Beds Formation Jurassic
Bu Ness Group/North Gavel Beds Formation Devonian
Cementstones Formation Carboniferous
Cementstones Formation Carboniferous
Cementstones Formation Carboniferous
Charlestown Main Formation Carboniferous
Clackmannan Group/Lower Limestone Carboniferous
Clackmannan Formation Carboniferous
Clackmannan Group/Upper Limestone Carboniferous
Clackmannan Group/Lower Limestone Carboniferous
Clackmannan Group/Passage Formation Carboniferous
Clackmannan Group/Upper Limestone Carboniferous
Coal Measures Formation Carboniferous
Croisaphuill Fm. Formation Ordovician
Cutties Hillock Sandstone Permian
Dounans Limestone Ordovician
Drummock Group/Ladyburn Formation Ordovician
Drummock Group/South Threave Formation Ordovician
Drummuck Group/Lady Burn Formation Ordovician
Dryden Shale Devonian
Dundee Formation Devonian
Eday Flagstone Formation Devonian
Eday Flagstone Formation Devonian
Fish Bed Formation Silurian
Golden Grove Group/Llandeilo Formation Ordovician
Great Estuarine Formation Jurassic
Great Estuarine Series Group/Estheria Shales Formation Jurassic
Great Estuarine Group/Duntulm Formation Jurassic
Great Estuarine Group/Kilmaluag Formation Jurassic
Great Estuarine Group/Lealt Shale Jurassic
Great Estuarine Group/Lealt Shales Formation Jurassic
Great Estuarine Group/Valtos Sandstone Jurassic
High Mains Formation Ordovician
Hillhead Formation Devonian
Index Formation Carboniferous
Inshes Formation Devonian
Interbasaltic Plant Formation Palaeogene
Inverclyde Group/Ballagan Formation Carboniferous
Kirkcolm Formation Ordovician
Limestone Coal Group/Limestone Coal Formation Carboniferous
Lossiemouth Sandstone Triassic
Lower Limestone Carboniferous
Lower Limestone Carboniferous
Lower Limestone Group/Middle Longcraig Limestone Carboniferous
Lower Lothian Group of Calciferous Sandstone Measures (Series) Group/Garlton Hills Volcanic Formation Carboniferous
Lower Lothian Group of Calciferous Sandstone Measures (Series) Group/Garlton Hills Volcanic Formation Carboniferous
Lower Oil Shale Carboniferous
Lower Oil Shale Group/Wardie Shale Carboniferous
Lower Old Red Sandstone Group/Strathmore Group Devonian
Lower Stromness flagstone Formation Devonian
Manse Burn Formation Carboniferous
Mauchline Volcanic Formation Permian
Millbuie Sandstone Devonian
Millstone Grit Formation Carboniferous
Mulloch Hill Group/Mulloch Hill Formation Silurian
Newlands Formation Silurian
Newlands Group/Mulloch Hill Sandstone Silurian
Observatory Group/Furse Argillaceous Beds Formation Devonian
Oil Formation Carboniferous
Old Red Sandstone Group/Strathmore Group Devonian
Orchard Limestone Carboniferous
Passage Formation Carboniferous
Penkill Group/Penkill Formation Silurian
Priesthill Group/Kip Burn Formation Silurian
Priesthill Group/Patrick Burn Formation Silurian
Reservoir Formation Silurian
Sandwick Fish Beds Formation Devonian
Saugh Hill Group/Saugh Hill Grits Silurian
Scalpa Sandstone Jurassic
Second Abden Limestone Carboniferous
Second Abden Shale Carboniferous
Staffin Bay Formation Jurassic
Stonehaven Group/Cowie Formation Silurian
Strathclyde Formation Carboniferous
Strathclyde Group/Gullane Formation Carboniferous
Strathclyde Group/Kirkwood Formation Carboniferous
Strathclyde Group/Lawmuir Formation Carboniferous
Strathclyde Group/Lower Limestone Carboniferous
Superstes Mudstone Ordovician
Thurso flagstone Formation Devonian
Top Hosie Shale Carboniferous
Tyne Limestone Carboniferous
Upper Border Group/Glencartholm Volcanic Group Carboniferous
Upper Hartfell Shale Ordovician
Upper Limestone Carboniferous
Upper Oil Shale Group/East Kirkton Limestone Carboniferous
Upper Oil Shale Group/Pettycur Volcanic Formation Carboniferous
Upper Oil Shale Group/Pettycur Volcanics Formation Carboniferous
Upper Old Red Sandstone Group/Horse Road Sandstone Carboniferous
Valtos Sandstone Jurassic
Volcanic (= Lower Oil Shale) Group/Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation Carboniferous
Waterhead Group/Slot Burn Formation Silurian
West Lothian Oil Shale Group/Hopetoun Formation Carboniferous
Whitehouse Group/Mill Formation Ordovician
Whitehouse Group/Shalloch Formation Ordovician
Wick Flagstone Formation Devonian

See also

These lists of fossiliferous stratigraphic units in Europe enumerate the rock layers which preserve the fossilized remains of ancient life in Europe by the modern countries wherein they are found.

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