Rock Hall, near Maidstone (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.3° N, 0.5° E: paleocoordinates 41.3° N, 11.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Hythe Formation (Lower Greensand Group), Early/Lower Aptian (125.5 - 122.5 Ma)

• 'Trigonia stratum' of Shanklin Sand, in the Kentish Rag Quarries near that town, this stratum being a member of the Lower Green-sand Formation

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone

• 'Trigonia stratum' of Shanklin Sand

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by W. H. Bensted, Esq. in 16th, 1834

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1851. Monograph on the fossil Reptilia of the Cretaceous Formations. Part I. Chelonia (Lacertilia, etc.). The Palaeontographical Society, London 1851:1-118 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137420: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 17.12.2012

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