Feather Quarry, Durlston Bay (DB102) (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Durdlestone Bay

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.6° N, 2.0° W: paleocoordinates 41.5° N, 7.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Worbarrow Tout Member (Lulworth Formation), Middle Berriasian (145.0 - 140.2 Ma)

• bed number K93 (also listed as J. 81-84) after Austen (1852); from the Feather Bed Marl level (DB102), not the Feather Bed; also called the "Middle Purbecks". Some dispute as to exact bed within the sequence, but Berriasian age is correct.

•Cherty Freshwater Mbr = top of Worbarrow Tour Mrb.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shelly/skeletal, gray shale

• "medium grey shales with rotted white bivalve and gastropod shells...thin brown/grey sandy ostracod biosparites with well-developed bedding laminations occur towards the base."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by C. Willcox in the 1850s

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• incorrectly stated as collected by Willcox and W. R. Brodie in Milner 2002

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1854. On some fossil reptilian and mammalian remains from the Purbecks. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 10:420-433 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 52254: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 02.08.2005, edited by Roger Benson

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Ostracoda
  -
Ostracoda indet.1 Latreille 1802 ostracod
Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet.1 Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet.1 Cuvier 1797 snail
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
Reptilia
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Nuthetes destructor n. gen. n. sp.
Nuthetes destructor n. gen. n. sp. Owen 1854 coelurosaur
DORCM G913
 Loricata - Atoposauridae
Theriosuchus sp.1 Owen 1878 crocodilian
Mammalia
 Eutriconodonta - Triconodontidae
"Triconodon major n. sp." = Trioracodon major2
"Triconodon major n. sp." = Trioracodon major2 Owen 1871 mammal