West Bay-Lyme Bay, Portland (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 2.8° W: paleocoordinates 41.4° N, 7.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Aulacostephanus autissiodorensis ammonoid zone, Lower Member (Kimmeridge Clay Formation), Early/Lower Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 150.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; calcareous shale

• "calcite-cemented oil shale fragments"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by E. Taylor et al. in the 1980s

Collection methods: salvage,

• invertebrates are "from the same area", and are described in Van der Vyver 1985

Primary reference: C. Van der Vyver. 1985. An ammonite fauna preserved in rock fragments dredged from Lyme Bay. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 106:168-169 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38656: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 28.04.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostreidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 oyster
Cephalopoda
 Ammonoidea -
 Ammonitida - Perisphinctidae
Aulacostephanus autissiodorensis Cotteau 1868 ammonite
Reptilia
 Saurischia - Megalosauridae
cf. Megalosaurus sp. Buckland 1824 tetanuran
DORCM G10603