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Microlestes Quarry, Frome (Triassic of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Holwell

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.2° N, 2.4° W: paleocoordinates 35.7° N, 1.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Rhaetian (205.6 - 201.6 Ma)

• Rhaetian fissure infill, "Lower Rhaetic"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; lithified, green claystone and poorly lithified sandstone

• "The filling may be a peculiar greenish clay, or hard clay with pebbles, etc., or friable sand."

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Collected by C. Moore, W. Kühne in 1860, 1939

Collection methods: bulk, peel or thin section, sieve,

• Moore collection at Bath Geology Museum.

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1871. Fossil Mammalia of the Mesozoic formations. Palaeontographical Society Monographs 24(110):1-115 [R. Butler/R. Butler/R. Benson] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 120898: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.11.2011, edited by Roger Benson, Richard Butler, Priscilla Vazquez, Matthew Carrano and Emma Dunne

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