Taynton Limestone Formation

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Taynton Limestone Formation
Stratigraphic range: Bathonian
Type Geological formation
Location
Region Oxfordshire
Country  England

The Taynton Limestone Formation (also known informally as the Stonesfield Slate)[1] is a geological formation in the UK. It dates to the Middle Jurassic, mid-Bathonian stage.[2]

Vertebrate fauna[edit]

Dinosaurs[edit]

Dinosaurs of the Stonesfield Slate
Taxa Presence Description Images

Superorder:

  1. Possible dinosaur eggs.[1]
  1. Geographically present in Oxfordshire, England.[1]

Genus:

  1. Indeterminate remains.[1]
  1. Geographically present in Oxfordshire, England.[1]

Genus:

  1. I. incognitus[1]
  1. Geographically present in Oxfordshire, England.[1]

Two ilia.[3]

Genus:

  1. M. bucklandii[1]
  1. Geographically present in Oxfordshire, England.[1]

Infraorder:

  1. Indeterminate remains.[1]
  1. Geographically present in Oxfordshire, England.[1]
  1. "(=Cetiosaurus oxoniensis)"[1]

Pterosaurs[edit]

Pterosaurs of the Stonesfield Slate
Taxa Presence Notes Images

Genus:

  1. R. bucklandi[4]
  2. R. depressirostris[4]
  3. R. prestwichi[4]
  1. Geographically present at Stonesfield, Oxfordshire.[4]
  2. Geographically present at Sarsden near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.[4]
  3. Geographically present at Kineton near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.[4]

Invertebrate fauna[edit]

Invertebrates of the Stonesfield Slate
Taxa Presence Notes Images

Genus:

  1. Geographically present at Stonesfield.[5]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q 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. ^ Benson, R.B.J. (2009). "An assessment of variability in theropod dinosaur remains from the Bathonian (Middle Jurassic) of Stonesfield and New Park Quarry, UK and taxonomic implications for Megalosaurus bucklandii and Iliosuchus incognitus." Palaeontology, doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2009.00884.x
  3. ^ "Table 4.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 73.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Wellnhofer, Peter (1991). "Summary of Middle Jurassic Pterosaurs." The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Pterosaurs. London, UK: Salamander Books Limited. p. 81. ISBN 0-86101-566-5.
  5. ^ United States Congressional Serial Set. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1892-01-01.