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Treak Cliff (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (53.1° N, 1.5° W: paleocoordinates 6.6° S, 1.8° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bee Low Limestones Formation, Asbian (339.4 - 336.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified, gray lime mudstone

• consists predominantly of grey to pale-grey calcarenitic limestones...during asbian times, a micritic apron-reef facies formed extensive fringing mudbanks on the flanks of this platform [a shallow marine shelf or platform limestone].

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 5966: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Mike Sommers on 06.01.2000

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