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Flatstones, Black Ven, Charmouth (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 2.9° W: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 3.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Obtusum ammonoid zone, Black Ven Marl Member (Charmouth Mudstone Formation), Late/Upper Sinemurian (196.5 - 189.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, calcareous mudstone

• "The calcareous mudstone in which the insects are preserved varies in fineness and is frequently full of burrows…" Whalley, 1985

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression, concretion

Collected by J. F. Jackson in 1951-1953; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: F. E. Zeuner. 1962. Fossil insects from the Lower Lias of Charmouth, Dorset. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Geology 7:155-171 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 114639: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 18.08.2011

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