Swanage (general) (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.6° N, 2.0° W: paleocoordinates 41.5° N, 7.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Purbeck Group, Berriasian (145.0 - 139.8 Ma)

• group-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by W. Hulke, Davies, C. Pearce; reposited in the BMNH

• Goniopholis was acquired from a dealer in Swanage; brought to Hulke by Mr. Davies, his assistant

Primary reference: J. W. Hulke. 1878. Note on two skulls from the Wealden and Purbeck Formations indicating a new subgroup of Crocodilia. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 34:377-382 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 92916: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 08.12.2009, edited by Matthew Carrano, Roger Benson and Jonathan Tennant

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines -
Chelone obovata n. sp.6 Owen 1842 turtle
 Testudines - Plesiochelyidae
Plesiochelys sp.5 Rütimeyer 1873 turtle
BMNH 21351x (left hyoplastral), 23407x (right hyoplastral), R1615 (left hypo- and xiphiplastral)
 Testudines - Pleurosternidae
Dorsetochelys typocardium7, "Pleurosternum sp." = Pleurosternon1
Dorsetochelys typocardium7 Seeley 1869 turtle
BMNH 40676, immature carapace
"Pleurosternum sp." = Pleurosternon1 Owen 1853 turtle
 Pterosauria -
Pterodactyloidea indet.3 Plieninger 1901 pterosaur
BMNH R.5798, tibia. BMNH 2462, radius.
 Pterosauria - Ornithocheiridae
Ornithocheiridae indet.8 Seeley 1870 pterosaur
BMNH R.11958, partial mandible. "Ornithocheirus species A"
 Loricata - Goniopholididae
Goniopholis sp. Owen 1842 crocodilian
NHMUK (BMNH) 41098 - skull
 Squamata -
Parviraptor estesi2 Evans 1994 squamates
BMNH R8511 (partial skull, ribs, vertebrae)
 Sauropterygia -
Plesiosauria indet.4 de Blainville 1835 plesiosaur
BMNH 21974, a small left propodial bone from the Middle Purbeck Beds of Swanage, purchased in 1848, but without specific collections data, said to resemble Cimoliosaurus haasti (now Mauisaurus haasti)