Barnstone railway cutting: Rhaetian, United Kingdom

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Chondrichthyes - Pseudodalatiidae
Dalatias barnstonensis n. sp. Sykes 1971
Reif 1978 8 specimens
recombined as Pseudodalatias barnstonensis
BMNH (Sykes Coll.) 51407-14
Chondrichthyes - Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus cloacinus Quenstedt 1858
Duffin 1993 1 specimen
BMNH 51495
Actinopteri - Lepisosteiformes
Lepidotes sp. (Agassiz 1843)
Sykes 1979 14 specimens
BMNH P58835-58842, 58844-49
Actinopteri - Semionotiformes - Semionotidae
Sargodon tumicus
Sykes 1979 1 specimen
BMNH P58851
see common names

Country:United Kingdom State/province:England County:Nottinghamshire
Coordinates: 52.9° North, 0.9° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:37.7° North, 1.4° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Triassic Epoch:Late/Upper Triassic
Stage:Rhaetian 10 m.y. bin:Triassic 4
Key time interval:Rhaetian
Age range of interval:208.50000 - 201.30000 m.y. ago
Geological group:Penarth Formation:Westbury
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: Bone bed horizon 40 cm above the base of the Rhaetic Westbury Fm
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: lithified "siliciclastic"
Environment:coastal indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:microfossils
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Database number:120928
Authorizer:M. Clapham Enterer:M. Clapham, P. Vazquez
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2011-11-24 08:00:58 Last modified:2014-10-23 11:10:19
Access level:the public Released:2011-11-24 08:00:58
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

43813. J. H. Sykes. 1971. A new Dalatiid fish from the Rhaetic bone bed. Mercian Geologist 4(1):13-22 [M. Clapham/P. Vazquez]

Secondary references:

46211 C. J. Duffin. 1993. Teeth of Hybodus (Selachii) from the Early Jurassic of Lyme Regis, Dorset (southern England): preliminary note. Belgian Geological Survey, Professional Paper, Elasmobranches et Stratigraphie 264:45-52 [M. Clapham/P. Vazquez]
38621 W. E. Reif. 1978. Tooth enameloid as a taxonomic criterion 2. Is "Dalatias" barnstonensis Sykes, 1971 (Triassic, England) a squalomorphic shark?. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Monatshefte 1978(1):42-58 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
47757 J. H. Sykes. 1979. Lepidotes sp.: Rhaetian fish teeth from Barnstone, Nottinghamshire. Mercian Geologist 7:85-91 [M. Clapham/P. Vazquez/P. Vazquez]