Aust Cliff bone bed (Triassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.6° N, 2.6° W: paleocoordinates 36.1° N, 0.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Westbury Formation (Penarth Group), Rhaetian (208.5 - 201.3 Ma)

• Bonebed is at the base of the Westbury Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, lenticular, sandy conglomerate

• marine coastal conditions, possibly a result of a storm or the Rhaetian transgression
• "lenses of grit or intra-formational conglomerate (or breccia) of sedimentary rocks with a calcite-cemented sandy matrix"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Mrs. P. Catchpole in <1974

• personal collection

Primary reference: J. H. Sykes. 1974. Teeth of Dalatias barnstonensis in the British Rhaetic. Mercian Geologist 5(1974):39-48 [M. Clapham/P. Vazquez/P. Vazquez]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 141370: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Priscilla Vazquez on 26.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

  - Pseudodalatiidae
"Dalatias barnstonensis" = Pseudodalatias barnstonensis
"Dalatias barnstonensis" = Pseudodalatias barnstonensis Sykes 1971 elasmobranch