Wilmcote (Brodie coll) (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: Somerset, United Kingdom (52.2° N, 1.8° W: paleocoordinates 38.6° N, 1.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Blue Lias Formation, Planorbis (201.3 - 196.5 Ma)

• Occurs above the "Ostrea beds", so likely in the Planorbis zone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, gray claystone

• European epicontinental seaway

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by Rev Brodie; reposited in the BMNH, USNM

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ)

• Most of Brodie's material is in the BMNH, but some was given to Lacoe (collection now in the USNM)

Primary reference: R. J. Tillyard. 1925. The British Liassic Dragonflies. Fossil Insects, British Museum Natural History 1:1-40 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 115460: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 02.09.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Orthoptera - Gryllidae
Gryllidae "indet. 2"3 Laicharting 1781 true crickets
BMNH I. 239 (hind femur)
 Coleoptera - Coptoclavidae
Holcoptera schlotheimi2 Giebel 1856 beetle
NHMUK I.10491
 Coleoptera -
Protocuneus punctatus n. gen. n. sp.1
Protocuneus punctatus n. gen. n. sp.1 Cockerell 1915 beetle
Lacoe 3426 (USNM 61397) coll Brodie
 Odonata - Liassophlebiidae
Liassophlebia sp. Tillyard 1925 damsel-dragonflies
BMNH I 11029