POSTPONED - Fossils of the Kimmeridge Clay Formation book event
Join us for this online event discussing the latest addition to the Association’s Field Guides to Fossils series. Host Hilary Ketchum will be discussing this brand new guide, Fossils of the Kimmeridge Clay Formation, with editor Steve Etches, including Kimmeridge fossils from the collections of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Etches Collection in Kimmeridge, Dorset.
The Upper Jurassic Kimmeridge Clay Formation of the UK is spectacularly exposed in the sea cliffs of its type locality in Dorset and is also seen intermittently throughout Wiltshire, the home counties, Norfolk, Lincolnshire and in Yorkshire. In Scotland, coeval deposits are seen on both the east coast and on the Isle of Skye. The Kimmeridge Clay is highly fossiliferous, and the preservation of its fossils is often exceptional. It is common to find ammonites with beautiful iridescence and vertebrates in an articulated condition, with stomach contents.
This newly-published comprehensive field guide, presented in two volumes, reviews all of the major groups found in the Kimmeridge Clay Formation, from microfossils to gigantic dinosaurs and pliosaurs. Volume 1 explores the invertebrates, plants and trace fossils, as well giving a thorough introduction to the sedimentology and collecting from the formation. Volume 2 is dedicated to vertebrate palaeontology.
This is an online public event open to all. The audience will be able to put their questions to the editors using the chat function.
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Registered Delegates for the Palaeontological Association Virtual Annual Meeting do not need to register separately for this event - you will be sent your own personal access link as part of your delegate pack.
Hosted by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History