Bed 2 (Hudson et. al. 1995) (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (56.9° N, 6.2° W: paleocoordinates 46.1° N, 4.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kildonnan Member (Lealt Shale Formation), Bathonian (168.3 - 166.1 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; lithified, sideritic limestone

• This tide section crops out, mainly between tide marks, on the east coast on the Isle of Eigg, 2.5 km north of Kildonnan.
• Reptile Bed: sideritic limestone with plesiosaur bones, shark teeth, gastropods.

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: J. D. Hudson, J. B. Riding, M. I. Wakefield and W. Walton. 1995. Jurassic Paleosalinities and Brackish-water Communities-A Case Study. Palaios 10(5):392-405 [A. Miller/D. Schramm/D. Schramm]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40696: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Danielle Schramm on 28.06.2004, edited by Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Ptychostylus inermis
RCA Scale 4 of 5
Bivalvia
 Unionida - Unionidae
Unio andersoni freshwater mussel
RCA Scale 2 of 5
Gastropoda
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Neritoma sp. Morris 1949 snail
RCA Scale 4 of 5
 Valvatoidea - Valvatidae
Valvata praecursor snail
RCA Scale 5 of 5
Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus sp. Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
Teeth
 Hybodontiformes - Acrodontidae
Acrodus sp. Agassiz 1838 elasmobranch
Teeth
Actinopteri
 Saurichthyiformes - Saurichthyidae
? Saurichthys apicalis Agassiz 1834
Teeth
 Lepisosteiformes -
"? Lepidotus sp." = Lepidotes
"? Lepidotus sp." = Lepidotes Agassiz 1843 gar
Scales
Reptilia
  -
Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
 Pterosauria -
Pterosauria indet. Kaup 1834 pterosaur
 Sauropterygia -
Plesiosauria indet. de Blainville 1835 plesiosaur