Taynton Limestone Formation

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Taynton Limestone
Stratigraphic range: Bathonian
TypeGeological formation
Unit ofGreat Oolite Group
UnderliesHampen Formation, Rutland Formation
OverliesFuller's Earth Formation, Sharp's Hill Formation, Horsehay Sand Formation
Thickness0-11 m
Lithology
PrimaryLimestone
OtherMarl, Sandstone
Location
RegionOxfordshire
Country England
Type section
Named forTaynton, Oxfordshire
LocationLee's Quarry, Taynton Down, Oxfordshire

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

Vertebrate fauna[edit]

Dinosaurs[edit]

Dinosaurs of the Stonesfield Slate
Taxa Presence Description Images
  1. Possible dinosaur eggs.[1]
  1. Geographically present in Oxfordshire, England.[1]
  1. I. incognitus[1]
  1. Geographically present in Oxfordshire, England.[1]

Two ilia.[3]

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

Pterosaurs[edit]

Pterosaurs of the Stonesfield Slate
Taxa Presence Notes Images
  • "Pterodactylus" bucklandi[4]
  • "Rhamphorhynchus" depressirostris[4]
  • Klobiodon rochei[5]

Invertebrate fauna[edit]

Invertebrates of the Stonesfield Slate
Taxa Presence Notes Images

Genus:

  1. Geographically present at Stonesfield.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m 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 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. ^ a b Michael O’Sullivan; David M. Martill (2018). "Pterosauria of the Great Oolite Group (Bathonian, Middle Jurassic) of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, England". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. Online edition. doi:10.4202/app.00490.2018.
  6. ^ United States Congressional Serial Set. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1892-01-01.