Cooden Beach (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.8° N, 0.4° E: paleocoordinates 41.4° N, 10.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (Weald Clay Formation), Early/Lower Hauterivian (136.4 - 130.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: delta plain; lithified, concretionary, phosphatic ironstone and gray, blue claystone

• The Cooden entomofauna resembles other Weald Clay localities in that the insects are predominantly disarticulated remains considered to have been transposed by rivers into a low-lying, muddy wetland with shallow open water (Jarzembowski & Mostovski, 2000). The
• The ironstone nodules occur in blue-grey clay mapped as belonging to the lowermost Weald Clay by Shephard-Thorn et al. (1980)

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: A. V. Gorochov, E. A. Jarzembowski, and R. A. Coram. 2006. Grasshoppers and crickets (Insecta: Orthoptera) from the Lower Cretaceous of southern England. Cretaceous Research 27:641-662 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 103930: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 03.02.2011, edited by Jered Karr

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Taxonomic list

 Orthoptera - Elcanidae
? Panorpidium parvum n. sp. Gorochov et al. 2006 grasshopper
Probaisselcana cretacea n. sp. Gorochov et al. 2006 grasshopper
 Hemiptera - Palaeontinidae
Valdicossus chesteri n. gen. n. sp.
Valdicossus chesteri n. gen. n. sp. Wang et al. 2008 true bug
MNEMG 2008.2 [Co 60]