Foreshore between Whitby and Saltwick Nab, bed 54 (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: Yorkshire, United Kingdom (54.5° N, 0.6° W: paleocoordinates 42.4° N, 9.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Alum Shale Formation, Bifrons (182.0 - 175.6 Ma)

• Commune subzone

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, nodular, gray shale

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by M.K. Howarth; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: M. K. Howarth. 1962. The Jet Rock Series and the Alum Shale Series of the Yorkshire coast. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 33:381-422 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 147871: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 13.07.2013, edited by Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ammonitida - Dactylioceratidae
Dactylioceras praepositum Buckman 1927 ammonite
Dactylioceras temperatum Buckman 1927 ammonite
Dactylioceras commune Sowerby 1815 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Hildoceratidae
Frechiella subcarinata Young and Bird 1822 ammonite
Hildoceras sublevisoni Fucini 1919 ammonite
 Nuculanida - Nuculanidae
"Dacryomya ovum" = Nuculana (Praesaccella) ovum
"Dacryomya ovum" = Nuculana (Praesaccella) ovum Sowerby 1825 pointed nut clam