Northeast side of the Rock (ONCP collection) (Jurassic of Gibraltar)

Where: Gibraltar (36.1° N, 5.3° W: paleocoordinates 24.9° N, 1.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Gibraltar Limestone Formation, Late/Upper Sinemurian (196.5 - 189.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified limestone

• "crystalline carbonate"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by D.T. Ansted in 1859

• Obtained from the Austrian Consul-General Mr. Frembly on Gibraltar, sent to E. de Verneuil for identification, and subsequently donated to the Ecole des Mines in Paris. Repository: Office National de Gestion des Collections Paleontologiques, Centre des Sciences de la Terre, Universite Claude Bernard, Lyon

Primary reference: E. F. Owen and E. P. F. Rose. 1997. Early Jurassic brachiopods from Gibraltar, and their Tethyan affinities. Palaeontology 40:497-513 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135350: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.10.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Spiriferinida - Spiriferinidae
Liospiriferina rostrata Schlotheim 1820
 Rhynchonellida - Tetrarhynchiidae
"Gibbirhynchia correcta" = Gibbirhynchia curviceps Quenstedt 1852
Pontalorhynchia schopeni Di Stefano 1886