Great Oolite

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

Vertebrate fauna[edit]

Dinosaurs of the Great Oolite
Taxa Presence Description Images


  1. C. rugulosus[1]
  1. Geographically located in Gloucestershire, England.[1]


  1. Indeterminate remains.[1]
  2. Indeterminate remains.[1]
  3. Indeterminate remains.[1]
  4. Indeterminate remains.[1]
  1. Geographically located in Leicestershire, England.[1]
  2. Geographically located in Wiltshire and Buckinghamshire England.[1]
  3. Geographically located in Northamptonshire, England.[1]
  1. "(Cetiosaurus sp.)"[1]
  2. "(=Cetiosaurus sp.)"[1]
  3. "(=Cetiosaurus oxoniensis)"[1]


  1. Indeterminate remains.[1]
  1. Geographically located in Wiltshire, England.[1]
  1. "(=Megalosaurus bucklandii)"[1]

This Limestone is dominant in many areas of the UK particularly in Birmingham and Anglesy. It is composed of oolites and lithic fragments. Its origins are in extremely deep cold marine conditions of the arctic, and it is a mystery how it eventually came to rest in Birmingham and Anglesy.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s 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.