east of Sandown Fort: Late/Upper Hauterivian - Early/Lower Aptian, United Kingdom
collected by G. Smith, W. Buckland 1825, 1829

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Iguanodon sp. Mantell 1825
1 specimen
ungual, OUM
see common names

Country:United Kingdom State/province:England County:Isle of Wight
Coordinates: 50.7° North, 1.2° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:41.0° North, 9.4° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Early/Lower Cretaceous
Key time interval:Late/Upper Hauterivian - Early/Lower Aptian
Age range of interval:136.40000 - 122.46000 m.y. ago
Geological group:Wealden
Stratigraphic resolution:group of beds
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:ferruginous sandstone
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: "iron-sand"; "ferruginous sand"
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Degree of concentration:dispersed
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:good
Disassociated minor elements:all
Temporal resolution:snapshot
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:field collection,survey of museum collection
Reason for describing collection:general faunal/floral analysis
Museum repositories:OUM
Collectors:G. Smith, W. Buckland Collection dates:1825, 1829
Taxonomic list comments:"Together with our metacarpal bone, there were found at Sandown Bay some vertebrae and fragments of other bones of smaller reptiles; and in the same place also about four years ago, the Rev. Gerard Smith discovered part of a very large bone, probably a fragment of a coracoid bone, or of the pelvis, which is also in the Oxford Museum."
Database number:52569
Authorizer:M. Carrano Enterer:M. Carrano
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2005-08-11 07:49:40 Last modified:2018-01-26 17:08:43
Access level:the public Released:2005-08-11 07:49:40
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

17008. W. Buckland. 1829. On the discovery of the bones of the Iguanodon, and other large reptiles, in the Isle of Wight and Isle of Purbeck. Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 1(13):159-160 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]

Secondary references:

23494 W. Buckland. 1835. On the discovery of fossil bones of the Iguanodon, in the Iron Sand of the Wealden Formation in the Isle of Wight, and in the Isle of Purbeck. Transactions of the Geological Society of London, series 2 3(2):425-432 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/P. Wagner]
64584 G. A. Mantell. 1847. Geological Excursions Round the Isle of Wight and Along the Adjacent Coast of Dorsetshire; Illustrative of the Most Interesting Geological Phenomena and Organic Remains xiii-430 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
63768 G. A. Mantell. 1850. A Pictorial Atlas of Fossil Remains 1-207 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
17381ETE G. A. Mantell. 1851. Petrifactions and Their Teachings; or, a Hand-Book to the Gallery of Organic Remains of the British Museum xi-496 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
14133ETE R. Owen. 1855. Monograph on the fossil Reptilia of the Wealden and Purbeck Formations. Part II. Dinosauria (Iguanodon). [Wealden]. The Palaeontographical Society, London 1854:1-54 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]