Lymm Quarry (Triassic of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Lymn

Where: England, United Kingdom (53.4° N, 2.4° W: paleocoordinates 16.2° N, 10.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (Tarporley Siltstone Formation), Anisian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• "New Red Sandstone"; tracks "on nearly all the beds of sandstones". Layers are the "Keuper Waterstones"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gray, red sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by J. Robson, J. Hawkshaw in 1841

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: J. Hawkshaw. 1843. Notice of fossil footsteps in the New Red Sandstone quarry at Lymm, in Cheshire. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 12:56-57 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 52505: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 09.08.2005, edited by Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chirotherium sp.
 Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae
cf. Chirotherium storetonense1 Morton 1863 archosaur
Chirotherium barthii2 Kaup 1835 archosaur
MANCH LL9957; slab contains both C. barthii ("Beasley's A1") and C. storetonense ("Beasley's A2") specimens [Manchester Museum, UK]
Chirotherium vorbachi2 Kirchner 1927 archosaur
BMNH 21831 [Natural History Museum, London, UK]