Kimmeridge Bay (Fox collection) (Jurassic to of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.6° N, 2.1° W: paleocoordinates 41.3° N, 7.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep-water; gray mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Fox in 1882

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: R. Lydekker. 1889. Catalogue of the Fossil Reptilia and Amphibia, Part II. Containing the orders Ichthyopterygia and Sauropterygia [M. Carrano/H. Street/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139862: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 19.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae
"Pliosaurus brachydirus" = Pliosaurus brachydeirus
"Pliosaurus brachydirus" = Pliosaurus brachydeirus Owen 1841 plesiosaur
BMNH R205, an associated series of centra of lumbar and caudal vertebras