Forest Marble Formation

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Forest Marble Formation
Stratigraphic range: Bathonian
Type Geological formation
Underlies Cornbrash Formation
Overlies Blisworth Clay
Location
Region Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire
Country  UK

The Forest Marble is a geological formation in Europe. It dates back to the Middle Jurassic.[1]

Vertebrate fauna[edit]

Ornithischians[edit]

Color key
Taxon Reclassified taxon Taxon falsely reported as present Dubious taxon or junior synonym Ichnotaxon Ootaxon Morphotaxon
Notes
Uncertain or tentative taxa are in small text; crossed out taxa are discredited.
Ornithischians of the Forest Marble Formation
Genus Species Location Stratigraphic position Abundance Notes Images

Alocodon[2]

Indeterminate[2]

  • Oxfordshire[3]

Hylaeosaurus[4]

Indeterminate[4]

Iguanodon[6]

Indeterminate[6]

  • Oxfordshire[3]

Saurischians[edit]

Color key
Taxon Reclassified taxon Taxon falsely reported as present Dubious taxon or junior synonym Ichnotaxon Ootaxon Morphotaxon
Notes
Uncertain or tentative taxa are in small text; crossed out taxa are discredited.
Saurischians reported from the Forest Marble Formation
Genus Species Location Stratigraphic position Material Notes Images

Bothriospondylus[7]

B. robustus[5]

"Dorsal vertebra."[8]

Reassigned to Marmarospondylus

Indeterminate[3]

  • Oxfordshire[3]

Cardiodon[5]

C. rugulosus[5]

Cetiosaurus[9]

C. oxoniensis

  • Oxfordshire

A cetiosaurid sauropod.

"Cetiosaurus"

C. glymptonensis[3]

  • Oxfordshire[3]

"Caudal vertebrae."[10]

Marmarospondylus

Megalosaurus[11]

M. bucklandii[12]

  • Gloucestershire[12]

Actually indeterminate theropod remains.[12]

Indeterminate[13]

Actually indeterminate theropod remains.[13]

Proceratosaurus[12]

P. bradleyi[12]

  • Gloucestershire[12]

"Partial skull and mandible."[15]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Middle Jurassic, Europe)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 538–541. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.
  2. ^ a b Listed as "cf. Alocodon sp." in "10.11 Oxfordshire, England; 6. Forest Marble Formation," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 540.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "10.11 Oxfordshire, England; 6. Forest Marble Formation," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 540.
  4. ^ a b Listed as "?Hylaeosaurus sp." in "10.13 Wiltshire, England; 3. Forest Marble Formation," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 540.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "10.13 Wiltshire, England; 3. Forest Marble Formation," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 540.
  6. ^ a b Listed as "?Iguanodon sp." in "10.11 Oxfordshire, England; 6. Forest Marble Formation," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 540.
  7. ^ "10.11 Oxfordshire, England; 6. Forest Marble Formation" and "10.13 Wiltshire, England; 3. Forest Marble Formation," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 540.
  8. ^ "Table 13.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 270.
  9. ^ "10.11 Oxfordshire, England; 6. Forest Marble Formation," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 538, 540.
  10. ^ "Table 13.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 265.
  11. ^ Weishampel, et al. (2004). Pages 539-540.
  12. ^ a b c d e f "10.3 Gloucestershire, England; 4. Forest Marble Formation," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 538.
  13. ^ a b "10.7 Dorset, England; 2. Forest Marble Formation" and "10.11 Oxfordshire, England; 6. Forest Marble Formation," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Pages 539-540.
  14. ^ "10.7 Dorset, England; 2. Forest Marble Formation," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 539.
  15. ^ "Table 4.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 76.

References[edit]

  • Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. 861 pp. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.