Barnstone railway cutting (Triassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.9° N, 0.9° W: paleocoordinates 37.7° N, 1.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Westbury Formation (Penarth Group), Rhaetian (208.5 - 201.3 Ma)

• Bone bed horizon 40 cm above the base of the Rhaetic Westbury Fm

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified siliciclastic sediments

Size class: microfossils

Primary reference: J. H. Sykes. 1971. A new Dalatiid fish from the Rhaetic bone bed. Mercian Geologist 4(1):13-22 [M. Clapham/P. Vazquez]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 120928: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 24.11.2011, edited by Priscilla Vazquez

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Taxonomic list

  - Pseudodalatiidae
"Dalatias barnstonensis n. sp." = Pseudodalatias barnstonensis2
"Dalatias barnstonensis n. sp." = Pseudodalatias barnstonensis2 Sykes 1971 elasmobranch
BMNH (Sykes Coll.) 51407-14
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus cloacinus1 Quenstedt 1858 elasmobranch
BMNH 51495
 Lepisosteiformes -
Lepidotes sp.3 Agassiz 1843 gar
BMNH P58835-58842, 58844-49
 Semionotiformes - Semionotidae
Sargodon tumicus3
BMNH P58851