Baggy Sandstones Site D (Devonian of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.1° N, 4.0° W: paleocoordinates 19.0° S, 1.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Baggy Sandstones Formation, Late/Upper Famennian (364.7 - 360.7 Ma)

• Thought to be uppermost Devonian (Wocklumeria).

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siltstone and shale

• "...a return to offshore shallow-water sedimentation..."
• "..interbedded fined-grained sandstones, siltstones and shales, with thicker buff fine and medium-grained feldspathic and micaceous surgary sandstones..." "predominantly shales and siltstones despite their name"

Primary reference: E. A. Edmonds, A. Whittaker, and B. J. Williams. 1985. Geology of the country around Ilfracombe and Barnstaple (Memoirs of the British Geological Survey for 1:50000 sheets 277 and 293, new series) 1-97 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38422: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 21.04.2004, edited by Austin Hendy

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Taxonomic list

 Archaeostraca -
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Cyrtodontida - Cyrtodontidae
? Cyrtodontidae indet. Ulrich 1894 clam
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
? Cypricardella sp. Hall 1856 clam
 Cardiidia - Sanguinolitidae
 Cardiidia - Grammysiidae
Prothyris contorta Whidborne 1896 clam
 Cardiida - Kalenteridae
"cf. Spathella cf. munda" = Pleurophorella munda
"cf. Spathella cf. munda" = Pleurophorella munda Whidborne 1896 clam
 Pholadomyida - Edmondiidae
Edmondia sp. de Koninck 1841 clam
 Lucinida - Mactromyidae
 Trigoniida - Eoschizodidae
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
? Nuculoidea sp. Williams and Berger 1916 nut clam
 Protobranchia - Malletiidae
Palaeoneilo constricta Conrad 1842 clam
 Bellerophontida -
"Bellerophontacea indet." = Bellerophontoidea
"Bellerophontacea indet." = Bellerophontoidea M'Coy 1851 snail
 Lingulida - Lingulidae