Lomax D.R.,University of Manchester |
Robinson P.,Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery Doncaster UK |
Bowden A.,Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery Doncaster UK |
Larkin N.R.,Norfolk UK
Geological Journal | Year: 2014
A new fossil-bearing, Upper Carboniferous (lower Westphalian) locality in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK, is reported and an account of the fossils is presented. The diverse flora and fauna consists of plants, bivalves, arthropods (primarily xiphosurans), tentaculitids (microconchids), fish scales, shark egg capsules and coprolites. Fossils are preserved in siderite nodules and shales, and display excellent preservation and detail. Previous collecting of Carboniferous fossils in the Doncaster area has been minimal. The discovery of this locality addresses this deficit and is of further importance as such localities in the UK are diminishing in number with the cessation of coal-mining and the reclamation of mine dumps, further demonstrating the importance and recognition of the Edlington site. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.