Ringstead Bay (Jurassic to of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.6° N, 2.3° W: paleocoordinates 41.4° N, 7.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Aulacostephanus euxodus to Pectinatites pectinatus ammonoid zone, Kimmeridge Clay Formation, Late/Upper Kimmeridgian to Late/Upper Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 145.0 Ma)

• The Kimmerdige Clay Formation at Ringstead Bay extends from the upper part of the Aulacostephanus euxodus Zone to the Pectinatites pectinatus zone according to Cox & Gallois (1981). This is Late Kimmeridgian to Early Tithonian (Gradstein et al. 2012).

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by Rev Brodie; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: surface (float)

Primary reference: A. Handlirsch. 1906. Die Fossilen Insekten und die Phylogenie der Rezenten Formen, parts I-IV. Ein Handbuch fur Palaontologen und Zoologen 1-640 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138974: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 05.02.2013, edited by Jonathan Tennant

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Dicondylia -
Coleoptera indet. Linnaeus 1758 beetle
 Loricata - Metriorhynchidae
Dakosaurus sp. Quenstedt 1856 marine crocodile
MJML K484, siolated tooth