Otterton Point, Budleigh Salterton (Triassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.6° N, 3.3° W: paleocoordinates 13.4° N, 10.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Otter Sandstone Formation (Sherwood Sandstone Group), Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• lower part of the formation, early-mid Anisian: "The unit is dated as Anisian on the basis of faunal comparisons and matching with palynologically dated units in the English Midlands... This has since been confirmed by magnetostratigraphy (Hounslow and McIntosh 2003), who found that the lower parts of the Otter Sandstone Formation correspond to the early and mid Anisian, and the upper parts, which contain the majority of the macrofossils correlate with late Anisian and latest Anisian magnetozones on the marine standard."

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: dry floodplain; lithified, concretionary, conglomeratic sandstone

• "Purvis and Wright (1991) attributed the large vertical rhizoliths to deep-rooted phreatophytic plants which colonized bars and abandoned channels on a large braidplain"
• "At Otterton Point hard, calcite-cemented, cross-bedded sandstone units in the Otter Sandstone Formation contain clacite-cemented rhizoliths and other calcrete formations...the [specimen] came from the zone of breccia and calcite-cemented nodules"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Whitaker in 1868

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: T. H. Huxley. 1869. On Hyperodapedon. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 25:138-152 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 88984: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 27.04.2009, edited by Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

 Rhynchosauria - Rhynchosauridae
"Rhynchosaurus spenceri" = Fodonyx spenceri
"Rhynchosaurus spenceri" = Fodonyx spenceri Benton 1990 rhynchosaur
GSM 90494, anterior right maxilla