Blackdown, Devon [Lower Greensand] (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.9° N, 3.2° W: paleocoordinates 39.3° N, 2.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Greensand Formation, Albian (113.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the the Lower Greensand, for which lithostratigraphic relationships are not discussed. AGE: Albian, on the basis of ammonite biostratigraphy. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within local section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Not stated in text, but presumably shallow marine siliciclastic setting.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Sandstone. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: Not stated in text. REPOSITORY: British Museum (Natural History).

Primary reference: H. L. Abbass. 1962. The english Cretaceous Turritellide and Mathildidae (Gastropoda). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Geology 7(6):175-196 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 86977: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 26.02.2009, edited by Loic Villier

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to Turritellidae and Mathididae described in text. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature and species-resolution identifications.
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella sherborni n. sp. Abbass 1962 turret shell
Turritella ageri n. sp. Abbass 1962 turret shell
Turritella (Torquesia) faizai n. sp. Abbass 1962 turret shell
 Heterostropha - Mathildidae
Mathilda ahmadi n. sp. Abbass 1962 snail
Asteroidea
 Valvatida - Pycinasteridae
Phocidaster grandis Spencer 1913 sea star