Fossil echinoderms from the Carboniferous Limestone sea defence blocks at Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire, southern England
  • 【摘要】

    The sea defence/coastal protection works at Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire, include blocks of Caroniferous Limestone (Clifton Down Limestone Formation; Dinantian, Holkerian) from the Foster Yeoman 'Torr Wor... 展开>>The sea defence/coastal protection works at Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire, include blocks of Caroniferous Limestone (Clifton Down Limestone Formation; Dinantian, Holkerian) from the Foster Yeoman 'Torr Works' Quarry at Merehead, East Crammore, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. A rich fauna of echinoderms, corals, bryozoans, trilobites, brachiopods and gastropods is present in these blocks. The echinoderms include plats of the tests of the echinoids Palaechinus sp., Archaeocidaris sp. and an indeterminate echinoid; calyces of the crinoids platycrinitid sp., Actinocrinites sp. aff. A. rotundatus Wright, monobathrid sp. indet., camerate sp. indet. and Taxocrinus sp.; and numerous ossicles, including Cyclocylincus (col.) sp. and Pentagonocylcincus (col.) spp. Camerates were important members of early Carboniferous crinoid faunas, although the absence of cladids is notable. Examination of any fossils contained within coastal protection blocks is an important source of information when the place of origin of the blocks is known but is unavailable for study purposes. 收起<<

  • 【作者】

    David N. Lewis  Stephen K. Donovan  Paul Sawford 

  • 【刊期】

    Proceedings of the Geologists' Association SCI 2003年4期

  • 【语种】

    eng