Badger Ford Beck, Cravenoceras gressinghamense Marine Band (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (54.1° N, 2.5° W: paleocoordinates 1.1° S, 5.9° E)

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: E2a2-alpha zone, Roeburndale Formation, Arnsbergian (326.4 - 318.1 Ma)

• About 1.5 m thick section.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, concretionary, phosphatic, gray mudstone and limestone

• [litho is taken from brandon et al. 1995] fossiliferous, hemipelagic, dark grey, fissile mudstone with abundant small, irregular phosphatic nodules. limestone nodules are common. some cone-in-cone structure

Primary reference: A. Brandon, N. Aitkenhead, R. G. Crofts, R. A. Ellison, D. J. Evans and N. J. Riley. 1998. Geology of the country around Lancaster. Memoir of the British Geological Survey. Sheet 59 (England and Wales) 1-181 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 8619: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Mike Sommers on 11.08.2000

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Taxonomic list

Arthropoda indet. Latreille 1829
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
cf. Pseudamussium sp. Mörch 1853 scallop
 Pectinida - Chaenocardiidae
cf. Obliquipecten sp. Hind 1903 scallop
 Ostreida - Posidoniidae
 Goniatitida - Anthracoceratidae
Anthracoceras sp. Frech 1899 ammonite
"or dimorphoceratid indet."
 Goniatitida - Cravenoceratidae
Cravenoceras sp. Bisat 1928 ammonite
 Goniatitida - Glaphyritidae
"Cravenoceras cf. gairense" = Stenoglaphyrites gairensis
"Cravenoceras cf. gairense" = Stenoglaphyrites gairensis Currie 1954 ammonite
 Nautiloidea -
Nautiloidea indet. Agassiz 1847 nautiloid
Conodonta indet. Eichenberg 1930 conodont
conodont debris