Rory's Creek (Permian of Falkland Islands (Malvinas))

Where: Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (51.9° S, 58.9° W: paleocoordinates 64.0° S, 48.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Saladero Member (Brenton Loch Formation), Capitanian (265.1 - 259.9 Ma)

• All specimens were collected from a single bed located 1 m above the base of the section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithified, gray siltstone

• Quiet-water conditions with no significant reworking by wave or current action
• Laminated dark-grey siltstone intercalated with mudstones and thin massive sandstones.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by P. Stone; M.G. Simões, F. Quaglio, L.V. Warren in 2001, 2004; 2011; reposited in the BGS

• Repository: Stone specimens in British Geological Survey Palaeontology Collection, Nottingham, UK, under the code LX1010. Simões et al. specimens at the Laboratorio de Paleontologia e Sistematica of the Institute of Geosciences, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, under the prefix GP.

Primary reference: M. G. Simões, F. Quaglio, L. V. Warren, L. E. Anelli, P. Stone, C. Riccomini, C. H. Grohmann and M. A. C. Chamani. 2012. Permian non-marine bivalves of the Falkland Islands and their palaeoenvironmental significance. Alcheringa 36:543-554 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136877: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 05.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Cardiida - Anthracosiidae
Palaeanodonta aff. dubia Amalitsky 1892 clam