Claxby, Claxby Ironstone Fm, Lincolnshire (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (53.4° N, 0.3° W: paleocoordinates 44.0° N, 9.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Claxby Ironstone Formation, Early/Lower Hauterivian (136.4 - 130.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shoreface; lithified ironstone

• Claxby Ironstone Formation consists mainly of iron or limonite oolites

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BGS

• collection of the BGS and of C. L. Forbes, Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge (SMC)

Primary reference: A. V. Dhondt. 1972. Systematic revision of the Chlamydinae (Pectinidae, Bivalvia, Mollusca) of the European Cretaceous. Part 1: Camptonectes. Science de la Terre 48 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188796: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 19.09.2017

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Taxonomic list

• Focus on bivalves.
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Pecten cinctus" = Camptonectes (Boreionectes) cinctus Sowerby 1822 scallop
"Pecten crassitesta" = Camptonectes (Boreionectes) cinctus Sowerby 1822 scallop