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Trimingham 1 (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Where: United Kingdom (52.9° N, 1.4° E: paleocoordinates 45.6° N, 1.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: sumensis ammonoid zone, Little Marl Point Chalk Member, Early/Lower Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: poorly lithified, nodular, white, muddy, cherty/siliceous chalk

• Soft white chalk with five horizons (F,D,C,B) of nodular flint and two thin marl bands (below F, E). Top contains horizon packed with oyster shells (Ostrea lunata)

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Geological Museum, University of Coppenhagen

Primary reference: M. B. Johansen and F. Surlyk. 1990. Brachiopods and the stratigraphy of the Upper Campanian and Lower Maastrichtian Chalk of Norfolk, England. Palaeontology 33(4):823-872 [M. Patzkowsky/K. Layou/M. Manojlovic] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 157715: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Marko Manojlovic on 01.07.2014

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