Vectis Formation

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Vectis Formation
Stratigraphic range: lower Aptian
Type Geological formation
Unit of Wealden Group
Overlies Wessex Formation
Location
Region England
Country  UK

The Vectis Formation is a geological formation on the Isle of Wight, England whose strata date back to the Early Cretaceous (lowermost Aptian stage, 125 million years ago).[1] The Vectis Formation is composed of three geological members: the Shepherds Chine member, the Barnes High Sandstone member, and the Cowleaze Chine member. Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.[2]

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  1. ^ "Magnetostratigraphy of the Lower Cretaceous Vectis Formation (Wealden Group) on the Isle of Wight, Southern England."
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Early Cretaceous, Europe)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 556-563. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.
  • Batten, D. J. (ed.) 2011. English Wealden Fossils. The Palaeontological Association, London.