Copt Point, Folkestone (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.1° N, 1.2° E: paleocoordinates 39.9° N, 2.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mantelliceras mantelli ammonoid zone, Lower Chalk Formation, Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• "lower part of the Chalk Marl", ca. 8 ft. above the Greensand. "the lower part of the Grey Chalk series. (the Chalk Marl with Brachiolithes)"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, gray marl

• "hard, dense, pale-grey Chalk Marl"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Griffiths

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: T. H. Huxley. 1867. On Acanthopholis horridus, a new reptile from the Chalk-marl. Geological Magazine 4:65-67 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49496: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 18.04.2005, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Gibbithyrididae
"Terebratula obesa" = Concinnithyris obesa1
"Terebratula obesa" = Concinnithyris obesa1 Sowerby 1823
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
 Terebratulida - Cancellothyrididae
Bivalvia
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
"Inoceramus mytiloides" = Mytiloides mytiloides1
"Inoceramus mytiloides" = Mytiloides mytiloides1 Mantell 1822 clam
 Pectinida - Entoliidae
"Pecten orbicularis" = Syncyclonema nilsoni1
"Pecten orbicularis" = Syncyclonema nilsoni1 Goldfuss 1835 scallop
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Exogyra sp.1 Say 1820 oyster
 Ostreida - Palaeolophidae
"Ostrea carinata" = Actinostreon gregareum1
"Ostrea carinata" = Actinostreon gregareum1 Sowerby 1816 oyster
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Vermicularia sp.1 Lamarck 1799 turret shell
 Pleurotomariida - Pleurotomariidae
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Schloenbachiidae
"Ammonites varians" = Schloenbachia varians1
"Ammonites varians" = Schloenbachia varians1 Sowerby 1817 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Acanthoceratidae
Calycoceras sp.2, "Ammonites rothomagensis" = Acanthoceras rhotomagense1, "Ammonites mantelli" = Mantelliceras mantelli1
Calycoceras sp.2 Hyatt 1900 ammonite
"Ammonites rothomagensis" = Acanthoceras rhotomagense1 Brongniart 1822 ammonite
"Ammonites mantelli" = Mantelliceras mantelli1 Sowerby 1814 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Scaphitidae
 Ammonitida - Turrilitidae
Turrilites costatus1, "Turrilites undulatus" = Turrilites scheuchzerianus1, "Turrilites tuberculatus" = Hypoturrilites tuberculatus1
Turrilites costatus1 Lamarck 1801 ammonite
"Turrilites undulatus" = Turrilites scheuchzerianus1 Bosc 1801 ammonite
"Turrilites tuberculatus" = Hypoturrilites tuberculatus1 Bosc 1801 ammonite
 Nautilida - Nautilidae
"Nautilus elegans" = Cymatoceras elegans1, "Nautilus pseudoelegans" = Cymatoceras pseudoelegans1
"Nautilus elegans" = Cymatoceras elegans1 Sowerby 1816 nautiloid
"Nautilus pseudoelegans" = Cymatoceras pseudoelegans1 d'Orbigny 1841 nautiloid
Actinopteri
 Ichthyodectiformes - Saurodontidae
Reptilia
 Ornithischia -
Acanthopholis horridus n. gen. n. sp.
Acanthopholis horridus n. gen. n. sp. Huxley 1867 ornithischian
GSM 109046-109058
 Ichthyosauria - Ophthalmosauridae
"Ichthyosaurus campylodon" = Platypterygius campylodon1
"Ichthyosaurus campylodon" = Platypterygius campylodon1 Carter 1846 ichthyosaur
Discoidea
  -
Asteroidea
 Valvatida - Goniasteridae
Goniaster coombii1 Forbes 1848 sea star
"or G. mosaicus"
Echinoidea
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Cidaris sp.1 Leske 1778 pencil urchin
 Holasteroida - Holasteridae
 Spatangoida - Hemiasteridae
Hemiaster sp.1 Agassiz and Desor 1847 heart urchin
 Salenioida - Hyposaleniidae
Peltastes umbrella1 sea urchin
 Euechinoidea - Pseudodiadematidae
Demospongea
 Tetralithistida - Chenendoporidae
Chenendopora fungiformis1 Lamouroux 1821 demosponge
Hexactinellida
 Lychniscosa - Ventriculitidae
Ventriculites sp.1 Mantell 1822 glass sponge