Newtown, River Irk, Bed 4 (Permian of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (53.5° N, 2.2° W: paleocoordinates 16.0° N, 14.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 254.2 Ma)

• Equivalent of "Magnesian Limestone"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified packstone

• Light-coloured calcareous band of a soft crumbling nature when first dug up, but it becomes quite hard on exposure to the atmosphere. The upper part of it contains an immense number of minute marine shells, the majority of which are broken in pieces.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by E.W. Binney, John Leigh

Primary reference: E. W. Binney. 1841. Sketch of the geology of Manchester and its vicinity. Transactions of the Manchester Geological Society 1:35-62 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 119882: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 03.11.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Bakevelliidae
"Avicula binneyi n. sp." = Bakevellia binneyi, "Avicula inflata n. sp." = Bakevellia binneyi, "Avicula discors n. sp." = Bakevellia binneyi
"Avicula binneyi n. sp." = Bakevellia binneyi Brown 1841 oyster
"Avicula inflata n. sp." = Bakevellia binneyi Brown 1841 oyster
"Avicula discors n. sp." = Bakevellia binneyi Brown 1841 oyster
 Cardiida - Kalenteridae
"Arca costata n. sp." = Permophorus costatus
"Arca costata n. sp." = Permophorus costatus Brown 1841 clam
Gastropoda
 Trochonematoidea - Lophospiridae
"Turbo minutus n. sp." = Tunstallia helicina, "Turbo mancuniensis n. sp." = Tunstallia helicina
"Turbo minutus n. sp." = Tunstallia helicina von Schlotheim 1820 snail
"Turbo mancuniensis n. sp." = Tunstallia helicina von Schlotheim 1820 snail
 Rissooidea - Rissoidae
"Rissoa" leighi n. sp. Brown 1841 snail
 Hypsogastropoda - Coelostylinidae
"Rissoa pucilla n. sp." = Coelostylina gibsoni
"Rissoa pucilla n. sp." = Coelostylina gibsoni Brown 1841 snail
 Neritoidea - Naticopsidae
"Natica minima n. sp." = Naticopsis minima
"Natica minima n. sp." = Naticopsis minima Brown 1841 snail
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
""Rissoa" minutissima n. sp." = Turbo obtusus
""Rissoa" minutissima n. sp." = Turbo obtusus Brown 1841 snail