Catalan Bay Quarry (Goldie/Evans 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)

• Although quarry is type locality for Catalan Bay Shales, they were not exposed until the quarry was extended in 1943. At the time the brachiopods were collected, only the Gibraltar Limestone Formation was exposed.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified limestone

• "crystalline carbonate"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J.W. Goldie, F. Evans in 1899, 1903; reposited in the BMNH

• Presented to BMNH by Goldie prior to 1899 and by Evans in 1903.

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 135351: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.10.2012

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Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Plectoconchidae
"Merophricus mediterranea" = Merophricus mediterraneus
"Merophricus mediterranea" = Merophricus mediterraneus Canavari 1884
B10409, B19524