Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (57.7° N, 3.3° W: paleocoordinates 34.0° N, 0.9° W)
• coordinate stated in text
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Lossiemouth Sandstone Formation, Carnian to Carnian (235.0 - 205.6 Ma)
• Age of the Lossiemouth Sandstone Formation is based upon vertebrate biostratigraphy, with comparisons made to the faunal assemblages from the lower part of the Maleri Formation (India), the upper part of the Santa Maria Formation (Brazil) and the Ischigualasto Formation (Argentina). This is suggestive of a late Carnian to early Norian age (Benton & Walker 2011).
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: dune; lithified, medium-grained sandstone
•The sandstones may be finely laminated, but more usually they show large-scale cross-beds on well-weathered surfaces. These features, as well as the absence of pebbles, the rarity of micas and heavy minerals, strongly suggest aeolian deposition".
Size class: macrofossils
Primary reference: R. L. Paton. 1975. A Catalogue of Fossil Vertebrates in the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh. Part Four / Amphibia & Reptilia. Royal Scottish Museum Information Series. Geology 5 1-38 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details
Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis
PaleoDB collection 89005: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 28.04.2009
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