Also known as Hetton-le-Hole
Where: England, United Kingdom (54.8° N, 1.5° W: paleocoordinates 17.4° N, 14.6° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• small collection-level geographic resolution
When: Marl Slate Formation (Zechstein Group), Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 254.2 Ma)
• the Marl Slate is the "first member of the English Zechstein succession" (Pettigrew, 1979) and equivalent to the Kupferschiefer of Germany. Brauns et al. (2003) reported a date of 257.3 +/- 2.6 Ma (Wuchiapingian) for the Kupferschiefer based on a Re-Os geochronological study. The presence of the conodont Mesogondolella britannica in Kupferschiefer equivalents supports a middle Wuchiapingian age.
•According to the British Geological Survey Lexicon of Named Rock Units (http://www.bgs.ac.uk/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?pub=MLSL) the Marl Slate has formational status and is a subunit of the Zechstein Group.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified, brown, silty claystone
Size class: macrofossils
Collected by D. Hall, T. H. Pettigrew in 1978
• TWCMS: Sunderland Museum, Tyne and Wear County
Primary reference: T. H. Pettigrew. 1979. A gliding reptile from the Upper Permian of North East England. Nature 281:297-298 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis
PaleoDB collection 77197: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.12.2007, edited by Torsten Liebrecht
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