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British Upper Jurassic Stratigraphy (Geological Conservation Review Series No. 21) 2001

Corporate JNCC Publications 1 86107 482 4 Earth Science Geological Conservation Review MesozoicCenozoic Stratigraphy


Volume 21 of the Geological Conservation Review series, British Upper Jurassic Stratigraphy, describes over 40 Upper Jurassic sites and covers about 12 million years of Earth history, from about 157 to 145 million years ago. Together, the site descriptions provide a representative picture of the British Oxfordian–Kimmeridgian succession, which is characterized predominantly by marine mudrocks with, in many areas, an intervening sequence of shallow-water marine sandstones and limestones.

The volume provides an up-to-date review of the Oxfordian–Kimmeridgian stratigraphy of Britain, calling on the extensive literature of over 150 years. It is generously illustrated with line drawings and photographs.

The contents of the volume include:

  • Prelims – including an introduction to the Geological Conservation Review (GCR) and the list of sites discussed in the volume.
  • Chapter 1 – General introduction to Oxfordian and Kimmeridgian stratigraphy
  • Chapter 2 – Upper Jurassic stratigraphy from Dorset to Oxford
  • Chapter 3 – Upper Jurassic stratigraphy in the East Midlands
  • Chapter 4 – Upper Jurassic stratigraphy in North Yorkshire
  • Chapter 5 – Upper Jurassic stratigraphy in Scotland
  • References, Glossary, Fossil Index and General Index

Please note: this volume has been produced from a scan of an original document. You may therefore experience fluctuations in quality.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2001··

Wright, J.K. & Cox, B.M. 2001. British Upper Jurassic Stratigraphy. Geological Conservation Review Series, No. 21, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 86107 482 4.

Volume 21 of the Geological Conservation Review Series.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2022·05·06

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