Searchlight scree, above Arrow Street (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)

• 300 feet above the base of the limestone

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified limestone

• "crystalline carbonate"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Captain G.B. Alexander in 1948; reposited in the BMNH

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 135352: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.10.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Terebratulida - Plectoconchidae
"Merophricus mediterranea" = Merophricus mediterraneus
"Merophricus mediterranea" = Merophricus mediterraneus Canavari 1884