Norwich Crag Formation fauna (Pleistocene of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Nettlebed Formation fauna

Where: United Kingdom (52.6° N, 1.3° E: paleocoordinates 52.7° N, 1.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Norwich Formation (Crag Group), Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; unlithified, pebbly, silty sandstone

• Geological data not reviewed in paper
• Dominated by sand facies with gravel beds and silt and clay laminations

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Collection data not reviewed in paper

Primary reference: J. Rose, B. S. P. Moorlock, and R.J.O. Hamblin. 2001. Pre-Anglican fluvial and coastal deposits in Eastern England; lithostratigraphy and palaeoenvironments. Quaternary Internationat 79:5-22 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 34978: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 22.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Definitely not a representative collection. May include non-marine, non-invertebrate and floral taxa. Based on taxa mentioned in text on p. 17
unclassified
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Bivalvia
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Macoma obliqua Sowerby 1817 tellin clam
Macoma praetenuis Leathes in Woodward 1830 tellin clam
"Macoma calcarea" = Macoma (Macoma) calcarea Gmelin 1792 tellin clam
Reptilia
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Emys falconeri pond turtle
Pteridopsida
 Salviniales - Azollaceae