Near Weymouth (Jurassic to of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.6° N, 2.5° W: paleocoordinates 41.3° N, 7.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Kimmeridge Clay Formation, Kimmeridgian to Kimmeridgian (157.3 - 145.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in <1822

Collection methods: mechanical,

Primary reference: W. D. Conybeare. 1822. Additional notices on the fossil genera Ichthyosaurus and plesiosaurus. Transactions of the Geological Society of London, Series 2 1:103-123 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 119666: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 30.10.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae
Pliosaurus gamma n. sp.2, "Plesiosaurus recentior n. sp." = Pliosaurus brachyspondylus1
Pliosaurus gamma n. sp.2 Phillips 1871 plesiosaur
two cervical centra, including OUMNH J.10455 (lectotype cervical vertebra) retained in Pliosaurus gamma by Tarlo (1960)
"Plesiosaurus recentior n. sp." = Pliosaurus brachyspondylus1 Owen 1840 plesiosaur
BRSMG vertebrae (destroyed)