The mid-Palaeozoic biotic crisis: setting the trajectory of tetrapod evolution. Coquetdale, Coldstream and Whitrope Burn, Northern England and the Scottish Borders.

Dataset title The mid-Palaeozoic biotic crisis: setting the trajectory of tetrapod evolution. Coquetdale, Coldstream and Whitrope Burn, Northern England and the Scottish Borders.
Dataset creators Janet Sherwin, University of Leicester
Sarah J. Davies, University of Leicester
Dataset theme Geoscientific Information
Dataset abstract

The data set consists of rock samples collected from Coquetdale, Coldstream and Whitrope Burn from 2013-2014; milled material is included. There is an Excel spreadsheet of sample numbers with location, sample height on log, d13C data and %C. There are scans of field logs from Coquetdale, Coldstream and Whitrope Burn, and Illustrator drawn logs from Coldstream which include samples collected at a later date. Scans of thin sections are also included. (thin sections to be kept at Leicester for the time being – still being worked on for papers.) Each locality folder has an Excel spreadsheet detailing samples, sample height, %C and bulk and specific d13C values. These data were used to interpret the environment in which early tetrapods have been found in the early Carboniferous. These data supported the MPhil thesis 'In an alternating marine and non-marine depositional setting, where and how are early Carboniferous tetrapods preserved?' by Sherwin, 2018, and one publication including data from Whitrope Burn – Richards et al., 2018, (https://doi.org/10.1017/S1755691018000166).

Dataset content dates 02/05/2013 - 31/12/2016
Dataset spatial coverage Coquetdale, Coldstream, Northern England
Whitrope Burn, Scottish Borders, Scotland
Dataset supply format JPG
MS Excel
MS Word
pdf
Dataset language English-United Kingdom
Dataset discovery metadata record Discovery Link to the dataset's BGS Discovery Metadata record
Dataset publisher British Geological Survey
Dataset publication date 12th October 2018
Dataset digital object identifier(DOI) 10.5285/6bfcf8f0-6287-459d-a469-80c0848ca313
Dataset citation text Janet Sherwin & Sarah Davies (2018): The mid-Palaeozoic biotic crisis: setting the trajectory of tetrapod evolution. Coquetdale, Coldstream and Whitrope Burn, Northern England and the Scottish Borders. British Geological Survey. (Dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/6bfcf8f0-6287-459d-a469-80c0848ca313
Constraints and terms of use This data set is available under Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying any reproduced materials: "Contains data supplied by permission of the Natural Environment Research Council [YEAR]".
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Further information NERC Reference number NE/J020729/1, in association with NE/J022713/1. http://gotw.nerc.ac.uk/list_full.asp?pcode=NE%2FJ020729%2F1