Bitton, near Bristol (Jurassic to of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.4° N, 2.5° W: paleocoordinates 38.2° N, 4.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lias Group, Hettangian to Hettangian (201.3 - 183.0 Ma)

• 'Lias at Bitton, Gloucestershire in 1830'

• group-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1830

Collection methods: quarrying

• Bristol City Museum collection (now destroyed)

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1840. Report on British fossil reptiles. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 8:43-126 [M. Carrano/H. Street/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 119084: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 20.10.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Plesiosauria -
Plesiosauria indet.2 plesiosaur
BRSMG Cb 2337 (now destroyed; Plesiosaurus "brachycephalus")
 Sauropterygia -
"Plesiosaurus brachycephalus n. sp." = Plesiosaurus macrocephalus
"Plesiosaurus brachycephalus n. sp." = Plesiosaurus macrocephalus Owen 1840 plesiosaur
BRSMG Cb 2336 (now destroyed; holotype)
 Sauropterygia - Rhomaleosauridae
"Plesiosaurus arcuatus" = Eurycleidus arcuatus1
"Plesiosaurus arcuatus" = Eurycleidus arcuatus1 Owen 1840 plesiosaur
First reported by Owen (1839, pp. 75-77)