Meleagrinella shell bed biofacies, Lower Oxford Clay, Central England (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.0° N, 1.0° W: paleocoordinates 41.8° N, 9.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (Oxford Clay Formation), Callovian (166.1 - 163.5 Ma)

• Meleagrinella shell beds largely confined to the upper part of the Grossouvrei Subzone

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified shale

• shell bed

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: recrystallized, original aragonite, replaced with calcite

Primary reference: K. L. Duff. 1975. Palaeoecology of a Bituminous Shale - The Lower Oxford Clay of Central England. Palaeontology 18(3):443-482 [M. Aberhan/S. Nurnberg/S. Nurnberg]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37956: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Sabine N├╝rnberg on 28.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Mollusca indet. Linnaeus 1758
10 different species
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Oxytomidae
 Ostreida - Posidoniidae
"Bositra buchii" = Bositra buchi
"Bositra buchii" = Bositra buchi Roemer 1836 oyster
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Palaeonucula sp. Quenstedt 1930 nut clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Mesosaccella morrisi pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Procerithiidae