Stowell Park borehole (Fuller's Earth, 118-158ft) (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom (51.8° N, 1.9° W: paleocoordinates 41.0° N, 8.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Fuller's Earth Member (Stonesfield Slate Formation), Middle Jurassic (174.1 - 163.5 Ma)

• "118ft 5in - 158ft" (Melville 1956)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; gray, silty, calcareous claystone

• "the Fuller's Earth clay in the boring varies from pale to dark grey in colour and is often silty, calcareous and compact... the lowest 9in. of the Fuller's Earth clay are full of shell-fragments and small black granules which become steadily more abundant downwards." (Green & Melville 1956)

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Reposited in the BGS

Collection methods: core

Primary reference: R. V. Melville. 1956. The Stratigraphical Palaeontology, ammonites excluded, of the Stowell Park borehole. Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Great Britain 11:67-139 [A. Dunhill/B. Allen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 204062: authorized by Alex Dunhill, entered by Bethany Allen on 30.08.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Mecochiridae
Mecochirus ? pearcei McCoy 1849 decapod
Crustacea
 Crustacea -
Crustacea indet. crustacean
Bivalvia
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
 Ostreida - Bakevelliidae
Gervillella ? acuta Sowerby 1826 oyster
 Ostreida - Posidoniidae
"Posidonia ornati" = Bositra buchi
"Posidonia ornati" = Bositra buchi Roemer 1836 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea (Liostrea) acuminata, "Ostrea (Liostrea) cf. calceola" = Ostrea calceolus
Ostrea (Liostrea) acuminata Sowerby 1816 oyster
"Ostrea (Liostrea) cf. calceola" = Ostrea calceolus Zieten 1923 oyster
 Pectinida - Oxytomidae
Oxytoma costatum Townsend 1813 scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Placunopsis socialis Morris and Lycett 1853 scallop
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte sp. Sowerby 1816 clam
 Poromyida - Cuspidariidae
? Cuspidaria sp. Dall 1886 clam
 Thraciida - Thraciidae
 Pholadida - Ceratomyidae
Ceratomya concentrica Sowerby 1822 clam
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
Anisocardia sp. Munier-Chalmas 1863 clam
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida -
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
Lingula sp. BruguiƩre 1797
Crinoidea
 Millericrinida - Millericrinidae
Millericrinus sp. d'Orbigny 1840 Sea lily