Flatstones, Black Ven, Charmouth (BMNH collection) (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 2.9° W: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 3.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Black Ven Marl Member (Charmouth Mudstone Formation), Obtusum (196.5 - 189.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, calcareous mudstone

• "The calcareous mudstone in which the insects are preserved varies in fineness and is frequently full of burrows…" Whalley, 1985

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression, concretion

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: R. S. Kelly, A. J. Ross, and P. Davidson. 2017. Mesozoic Holcoptera (Coleoptera: Coptoclavidae) from England and the United States. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 128:659-674 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 189411: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 16.10.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Coleoptera - Coptoclavidae
Holcoptera giebeli Handlirsch 1906 beetle
NHMUK PI II 2171, 2209, 3101