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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]

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

Contents

Vertebrate faunaEdit

DinosaursEdit

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]

PterosaursEdit

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

Invertebrate faunaEdit

Invertebrates of the Stonesfield Slate
Taxa Presence Notes Images

Genus:

  1. Geographically present at Stonesfield.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.