Cape Stewart (intermediate sandstone/limestone) (Jurassic of Greenland)

Where: Greenland (70.4° N, 22.6° W: paleocoordinates 52.1° N, 5.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cape Stewart Beds Formation, Pliensbachian (190.8 - 182.7 Ma)

• Callovian according to the author, based on resemblance to the fauna of Kuhn Island (repeated in the Index of Statigraphy of North America 1912 pg. 547).

•Revised as Charmouthian (Pliensbachian) by Rosenkrantz.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, quartzose, calcareous sandstone

• Sometimes rich in quartz and feldspar pieces with little mica with few fossils

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: B. Lundgren. 1895. Jurafossil fran Kap Stewart i Ost-Gronland. Meddelelser om Gronland 7:191-214 [M. Clapham/M. Manojlovic/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 161209: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Marko Manojlovic on 02.09.2014

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Taxonomic list

 Carditida - Cardiniidae
Cardinia hybrida Sowerby 1817 clam
 Lucinida - Mactromyidae
Mactromya groenlandica Rosenkrantz 1934 clam