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Thorpe Cloud (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (53.1° N, 1.5° W: paleocoordinates 9.4° S, 0.7° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Milldale Limestone Formation, Chadian (345.3 - 345.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: basinal (); lithified, gray lime mudstone

• consists predominantly of grey to pale-grey calcarenitic much of the southwest...the limestones were deposited in deeper-water off-shelf environment and include large micritic mounds of chadian waulsortian type and asbian reef.

Primary reference: J. W. Tilsley. 1988. New data on Carboniferous (Dinantian) trilobites from the Peak District, Derbyshire, England. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 47:163-176 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 5962: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Mike Sommers on 06.01.2000, edited by Pete Wagner

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