Summertown, Wolvercote (OUM) (unspecific horizon of the Oxford Clay Formation (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.8° N, 1.3° W: paleocoordinates 41.6° N, 9.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Stewartby Member (Oxford Clay Formation), Callovian (166.1 - 163.5 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the OUM

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: J. B. Delair. 1960. The Mesozoic reptiles of Dorset. Part two. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 80:52-90 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140699: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 15.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Cryptoclididae
"Plesiosaurus plicatus n. sp." = Muraenosaurus leedsii
"Plesiosaurus plicatus n. sp." = Muraenosaurus leedsii Seeley 1874 plesiosaur
Holotype: two cervical and four dorsal vertebrae