Preserving the unpreservable : a lost world rediscovered at Christian Malford, UK
Wilby, Philip R.; Duff, Keith; Page, Kevin; Martin, Susan. 2008 Preserving the unpreservable : a lost world rediscovered at Christian Malford, UK. Geology Today, 24 (3). 95-98. 10.1111/j.1365-2451.2008.00666.xBefore downloading, please read NORA policies.
The small village of Christian Malford, Wiltshire (UK) is known to palaeontologists the world over because of the chance discovery of an astonishing fossil bonanza in the mid-nineteenth century. Pits in the Jurassic Oxford Clay yielded thousands of specimens of exquisitely preserved ammonites, fish and crustaceans, but became most famous for squid-like cephalopods and belemnites (collectively termed coleoids) with fossilized soft-parts. The precise location of the find has remained obscure, until now, and a new attempt is underway to understand the ancient environment that triggered this unusual preservation.
|Programmes:||BGS Programmes 2008 > Geology and Landscape England|
|Additional Keywords:||Geological map sheet 266, Oxford Clay Formation, Palaeontology, Wiltshire|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Earth Sciences|
|Date made live:||14 Aug 2008 10:55|
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