Oxenhope Moor, Gastrioceras cumbriense Marine Band, shale Unit 4 (Carboniferous to of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Oxenhope Moor, Gastrioceras cumbriense Marine Band, shale Unit 4, the retreat shale

Where: England, United Kingdom (53.7° N, 2.1° W: paleocoordinates 1.1° S, 6.4° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Namurian Series Formation, Pendleian to Pendleian (326.4 - 314.6 Ma)

• The Gastrioceras cumbriense Marine Band generally does not exceed 60cm in thickness. The band is split into five units, the lower barren shales (Unit 1), the advance shales (Unit 2), the acme shales (Unit 3), the retreat shales (Unit 4), and the upper barren shales (Unit 5).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, gray shale

• Hard, dark grey shale with wavy, undulating bedding

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: P. B. Wignall. 1987. A biofacies analysis of the Gastroceras cumbriense marine band (Namurian) of the central Pennines. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 46(2):111-121 [J. Alroy/C. Simpson/C. Simpson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41260: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Carl Simpson on 09.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Streblochondriidae
cf. Streblochondria sp. Newell 1938 scallop
 Pectinida - Aviculopectinidae
 Pectinida - Pterinopectinidae
 Ostreida - Posidoniidae
 Ostreida - Pterineidae
 Cardiidia - Sanguinolitidae
Sanguinolites sp. M'Coy 1844 clam
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Goniatitida - Gastrioceratidae
Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
Palaeoniscid scales