Lower Jurassic ostracods from Ilminster, Somerset, England

Ian Boomer*

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Pliensbachian and Toarcian ostracods are described from an interbedded marlstone/carbonate-mud .sequence in South-West England. Sediments of this age in other parts of Britain rarely offer a lithology favourable to the examination of calcareous microfossils. The fauna possesses similarities with other European sequences, particularly to the south. The presence of one species, Ektyphocythere dharennsourensis Boutakiout, Donze & Oulmalch, 1982 suggests possible links with North-West Africa at this time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-57
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Micropalaeontology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Palaeontology


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