St. Audrie's Bay, 2.6 m, Somerset, SW England (Triassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.2° N, 3.3° W: paleocoordinates 35.5° N, 0.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Westbury Formation, Rhaetian (208.5 - 201.3 Ma)

• distance above base of Wilton member, Blue Anchor Fm.; Rhaetipollis germanicus Zone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, gray mudstone

• The sediments of the Westbury Fm. were deposited in a storm-dominated, shallow epeiric sea. The mudstones were deposited either in quiet offshore waters or in restricted lagoons subject to fluctuating salinity.
• dark grey siliciclastic mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk, mechanical,

• Housed in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol.

Primary reference: W. A. Macfadyen. 1970. Geological Highlights of the West Country. A Nature Conservancy Handbook 1-296 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 163309: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 23.10.2014

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