Gedgrave, Suffolk [Coralline Crag] (Pliocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.1° N, 1.3° E: paleocoordinates 52.2° N, 0.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Coralline Crag Formation, Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Coralline Crag, which is regionally overlain by the Red Crag. AGE: It has been correlated with, but probably predates at 4.4 to 3.8 Ma, the Luchtbal Sand Member of the Lillo Formation in the Antwerp area on the basis of molluscs (Cambridge, 1977), foraminifera (Jenkins and Houghton, 1987) and dinoflagellate cysts (Louwye et al., 2004; De Schepper et al., 2009), placing it in the latter part of the early Pliocene (Zanclean 2) of the southern North Sea. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified siliciclastic sediments

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow marine siliciclastic.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Not stated in text, but siliciclastic based on observation of specimens. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, based on observation and figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite, original calcite

Collection methods: COLLECTOR: Not stated, but probably Stearns Wood, c. 1840's-1870's. REPOSITORY: Not stated in text.

Primary reference: S. V. Wood. 1879. Monograph of the Crag Mollusca with descriptions of shells from the upper tertiaries of the east of England 4:1-58 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 84763: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 10.11.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for mollusca. Other volumes when entered will include bryozoa, brachiopoda, and anthozoa. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, but with antiquated nomenclature, which is revised where possible through more recent sources.
 Arcida - Limopsidae
"Limopsis aurita" = Limopsis (Limopsis) aurita2
"Limopsis aurita" = Limopsis (Limopsis) aurita2 Brocchi 1814 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Pecten maximus" = Pecten maxima2, "Pecten gerardii" = Palliolum gerardi2, "Pecten tigrinus" = Palliolum tigrinum2, "Pecten dubius" = Aequipecten opercularis2
"Pecten maximus" = Pecten maxima2 Linnaeus 1758 scallop
"Pecten gerardii" = Palliolum gerardi2 Nyst 1835 scallop
"Pecten tigrinus" = Palliolum tigrinum2 Müller 1776 scallop
"Pecten dubius" = Aequipecten opercularis2 Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia striata2 Brocchi 1814 jingle
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea edulis2 Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
Avicula tarentina2 Lamarck 1818 pearl oyster
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte incerta2 Woods 1850 clam
Astarte gracilis2 Golfuss 1837 clam
"Astarte burtinii" = Astarte (Digitariopsis) obliquata burtinea2 De la Jonkaire 1823 clam
Astarte mutabilis2 Wood 1840 clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
Cardita senilis2 Lamarck 1805 clam
Cardita scalaris2 Sowerby 1825 clam
 Carditida - Condylocardiidae
Erycinella ovalis2 Conrad 1845 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Corbula striata" = Caryocorbula striata2
"Corbula striata" = Caryocorbula striata2 Lamarck 1801 clam
 Pholadida - Myidae
"Mya truncata" = Mya (Mya) truncata2
"Mya truncata" = Mya (Mya) truncata2 Linnaeus 1758 softshell clam
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
Pholas intermedia Wood 1879 clam
 Cardiida -
"Astarte omalii" = Isocrassina omalii2, "Astarte basterotii" = Isocrassina basteroti2
"Astarte omalii" = Isocrassina omalii2 De la Jonkaire 1823 clam
"Astarte basterotii" = Isocrassina basteroti2 De la Jonkaire 1823 clam
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
"Cyprina rustica" = Pygocardia rustica2, "Cyprina islandica" = Arctica islandica2
"Cyprina rustica" = Pygocardia rustica2 Sowerby 1818 clam
"Cyprina islandica" = Arctica islandica2 Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Cardiida - Glossidae
Isocardia cor2 Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
"Mactra arcuata" = Spisula arcuata2
"Mactra arcuata" = Spisula arcuata2 Sowerby 1817 clam
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
"Diplodonta rotundata" = Diplodonta (Diplodonta) rotundata2 Montagu 1803 clam
Diplodonta dilatata2 Wood 1840 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Venus imbricata" = Timoclea imbricata2, "Venus ovata" = Timoclea ovata2, Artemis lentiformis2, "Venus casina" = Dosina cassina2
"Venus imbricata" = Timoclea imbricata2 Sowerby 1826 venus clam
"Venus ovata" = Timoclea ovata2 Pennant 1777 venus clam
Artemis lentiformis2 Sowerby 1818 venus clam
"Venus casina" = Dosina cassina2 Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
 Cardiida - Donacidae
Donax politus2 Poli 1791 clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Gastrana laminosa2 Sowerby 1827 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Psammobiidae
Psammobia ferroensis2 Chemnitz 1782 clam
Psammobia vespertina2 Chemnitz 1782 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium decorticatum" = Laevicardium (Laevicardium) decorticatum2
"Cardium decorticatum" = Laevicardium (Laevicardium) decorticatum2 Wood 1840 cockle
 Cardiida - Lasaeidae
"Montacuta bidentata" = Diarmaidia bidentata2
"Montacuta bidentata" = Diarmaidia bidentata2 Montague 1803 clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
 Thraciida - Thraciidae
Thracia ventricosa2 Philippi 1843 clam
"Thracia pubescens" = Thracia (Thracia) pubescens2 Pulteney 1799 clam
 Poromyida - Poromyidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Lucina borealis" = Lucinoma (Lucinoma) borealis2
"Lucina borealis" = Lucinoma (Lucinoma) borealis2 Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula tenuis" = Ennucula tenuis2, "Nucula nucleus" = Nucula (Nucula) nucleus2
"Nucula tenuis" = Ennucula tenuis2 Montagu 1808 nut clam
"Nucula nucleus" = Nucula (Nucula) nucleus2 Linnaeus 1758 nut clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Leda pygmaea2 Münster 1835 pointed nut clam
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Buccinum dalei" = Liomesus dalei1, "Trophon gracile" = Colus gracilis1
"Buccinum dalei" = Liomesus dalei1 Sowerby 1825 true whelk
"Trophon gracile" = Colus gracilis1 da Costa 1778 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
"Nassa labiosa" = Amyclina labiosa1, "Nassa consociata" = Nassarius (Tritonella) consociatus1, "Nassa prismatica" = Nassarius prysmaticus1
"Nassa labiosa" = Amyclina labiosa1 Sowerby 1824 snail
"Nassa consociata" = Nassarius (Tritonella) consociatus1 Wood 1848 snail
"Nassa prismatica" = Nassarius prysmaticus1 Brocchi 1814 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
"Trophon costiferum" = Buccinofusus costiferum1
"Trophon costiferum" = Buccinofusus costiferum1 Wood 1848 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Cancellaria coronata1 Scacchi 1844 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Trophon alveolatum1 Sowerby 1826 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
"Pleurotoma carinata" = Spirotropis confusa1
"Pleurotoma carinata" = Spirotropis confusa1 Seguenza 1880 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Clavatula concinnata1 Wood 1848 turrid
"Pleurotoma semicolon" = Crassispira (Crassispira) semicolon1 Sowerby 1816 turrid
Pleurotoma porrecta1 Wood 1842 turrid
Pleurotoma catenata Wood 1879 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebra inversa1 Nyst 1843 auger snail
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
"Aporrhais pespelicani" = Aporrhais pespelecani1
"Aporrhais pespelicani" = Aporrhais pespelecani1 Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Triton heptagonum1 Brocchi 1815 triton
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
"Cassidaria bicarinata" = Galeodea bicatenata1
"Cassidaria bicarinata" = Galeodea bicatenata1 Sowerby 1815 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella incrassata" = Turritella (Haustator) incrassata1
"Turritella incrassata" = Turritella (Haustator) incrassata1 Sowerby 1814 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithium perpulchrum1 Wood 1848 cerith snail
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
Odostomia plicata1 Montagu 1803 snail