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Williamson Cliffe brick-pit, Rutland (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Great Casterton Quarry

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.6° N, 0.7° W: paleocoordinates 41.7° N, 9.6° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Rutland Formation, Late/Upper Bajocian (171.6 - 167.7 Ma)

• beds are near the base of the "Upper Estuarine Series" (= Rutland Fm.), on top of subjacent Lincolnshire Limestone Fm.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; pyritic, black, carbonaceous shale and lithified ironstone

• "These beds are interpreted as lake bottom and deltaic bottomset sediments
• Fossils in ironstone nodules, which are from a bed within a series of carbonaceous black shales. High organic content to the enclosing clays, which form iron-pyrite and selenite on and in the bones.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1968

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: M. D. Jones. 1970. Cetiosaurus oxoniensis, Phillips J. A middle Jurassic sauropod from Rutland, England. Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society 64:144-150 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 27876: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 15.01.2003

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