Also known as type locality of Adelosaurus huxleyi
Where: England, United Kingdom (54.6° N, 1.6° W: paleocoordinates 17.2° N, 14.5° E)
• coordinate stated in text
• hand sample-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; claystone
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: NEWHM = Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne
Primary reference: S. E. Evans. 1988. The Upper Permian Reptile Adelosaurus from Durham. Palaeontology 31(4):957-964 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 87004: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 27.02.2009, edited by Richard Butler
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