Osmington (Jurassic to of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.6° N, 2.4° W: paleocoordinates 41.3° N, 7.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-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,

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 141828: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 01.04.2013

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae
"Pliosaurus brachydirus" = Pliosaurus brachydeirus
"Pliosaurus brachydirus" = Pliosaurus brachydeirus Owen 1841 plesiosaur
BMNH R.38, anterior extremity of a cranium, purchased 1880