Winspit Quarry, Isle of Portland (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.6° N, 2.0° W: paleocoordinates 41.3° N, 8.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Chilmark Member (Portland Stone Formation), Tithonian (152.1 - 145.0 Ma)

• "Portland oolite"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Mr W. R. Brodie in <1871

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• Specimens at Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge (CAMSM)

Primary reference: H. G. Seeley. 1871. On a new species of Plesiosaurus from the Portland limestone. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4th series) 8:181-185 [M. Carrano/H. Street/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140703: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 15.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia -
Plesiosaurus winspitensis n. sp. Seeley 1871 plesiosaur
CAMSM J.5345, J.5346: cervical and pectoral vertebrae