Epsom limeworks (junction of Cortestudinarium and Coranguinum zones) (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.2° N, 0.3° W: paleocoordinates 41.3° N, 2.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Micraster coranguinum and Micraster cortestudinarium other zone, Upper Chalk Formation (Chalk Group), Santonian (86.3 - 83.6 Ma)

• Formation name remains in informal use but is obsolete onshore according to the BGS

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified chalk

• BGS unit description: White chalks (microporous coccolithic limestone) with beds of flint, nodular chalks, hardgrounds and marl seams

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: N. E. Pettitt. 1950. Rhynchonellidae of the British Chalk. Rhynchonellidae of the British Chalk, Part I 103(450):1-26 [M. Clapham/M. Manojlovic/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 159310: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Marko Manojlovic on 31.07.2014

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Taxonomic list

 Rhynchonellida - Tetrarhynchiidae
Cretirhynchia lenticularis n. sp. Pettitt 1950