Thorpe, Norfolk [Mammaliferous Crag] (Pleistocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.6° N, 1.3° W: paleocoordinates 52.6° N, 1.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mammaliferous Crag Formation, Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Mammaliferous Crag, for which modern lithostratigraphic correlation and stratigraphic relations are not reported. AGE: Pleistocene, on the basis of biostratigraphy and stratigraphic position. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within the unit.

• 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. 1848. A monograph of the Crag Mollusca or, descriptions of shells from the middle and upper Tertiaries of the East of England. Part 1. Univalves 1-208 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 84834: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 14.11.2008

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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 - Glycymerididae
"Pectunculus glycymeris" = Glycymeris glycymeris
"Pectunculus glycymeris" = Glycymeris glycymeris Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Pecten opercularis" = Aequipecten opercularis
"Pecten opercularis" = Aequipecten opercularis Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte compressa Montague 1808 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium parkinsoni" = Laevicardium (Dinocardium) parkinsoni, "Cardium edule" = Cerastoderma edule
"Cardium parkinsoni" = Laevicardium (Dinocardium) parkinsoni Sowerby 1814 cockle
"Cardium edule" = Cerastoderma edule Linnaeus 1758 cockle
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Lucina borealis" = Lucinoma (Lucinoma) borealis
"Lucina borealis" = Lucinoma (Lucinoma) borealis Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula cobboldiae" = Acila (Truncacila) cobboldae
"Nucula cobboldiae" = Acila (Truncacila) cobboldae Linnaeus 1767 divaricate nutclam
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Purpura lapillus" = Nucella lapillus
"Purpura lapillus" = Nucella lapillus Linnaeus 1758 murex snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
"Cerithium tricinctum" = Potamides (Ptychopotamides) tricinctus
"Cerithium tricinctum" = Potamides (Ptychopotamides) tricinctus Brocchi 1814 horn snail