Blue Anchor Bay, Rhaetian bone bed (Triassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.2° N, 3.4° W: paleocoordinates 35.5° N, 0.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Bone bed horizon 40 cm above the base of the Rhaetic Westbury Fm

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified siliciclastic sediments

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: sieve,

• Repository: Institute of Geological Sciences Museum, London

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 141373: 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
IGS Zr9723