Luton Railway Cutting (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.9° N, 0.4° W: paleocoordinates 41.7° N, 1.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Chalk Rock Member (Lewes Nodular Chalk Formation), Late/Upper Turonian (93.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, hardground, nodular, muddy chalk

• Very hard chalk and chalkstone, some nodular, including mineralized hardground surfaces and marl seams

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Morison; reposited in the BGS

• Repository: transferred to Geological Survey Museum from St. Albans City Museum

Primary reference: C. W. Wright. 1979. The ammonites of the English Chalk Rock (Upper Turonian). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Geology 31:281-332 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 175770: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 09.01.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Anisoceratidae
Anisoceras reidi Wright 1979 ammonite