Kimmeridge Bay (non-specific collections data) (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

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

Environment/lithology: marine; claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: mechanical,

• DORCM, Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom

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 140709: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 15.03.2013, edited by Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Plesiochelyidae
Plesiochelys etalloni Pictet and Humbert 1857 turtle
basicranium and maxilla fragment (NHMUK R3370)
 Sauropterygia -
Plesiosauroidea indet. Welles 1943 plesiosaur
DORCM G.140a-b, small teeth; plus 'other remains': BMNH R2535, R5808
 Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae
Pliosaurus brachyspondylus Owen 1840 plesiosaur
Three anterior dorsal centra (BMNH R.1277)