Swindon Brick and Tile Works - non-specific collection data (Jurassic to of the United Kingdom)

Where: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom (51.6° N, 1.8° W: paleocoordinates 42.3° N, 8.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

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

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the BMNH, OUM

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• BMNH specimens were presented by the Directors of the Swindon Brick and Tile COmpany

Primary reference: L. B. Tarlo. 1959. Stretosaurus gen. nov., a giant pliosaur form the Kimmeridge Clay. Palaeontology 2(1):39-55 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 114895: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 25.08.2011, edited by Jonathan Tennant

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Loricata - Metriorhynchidae
Metriorhynchidae indet.1 Fitzinger 1843 marine crocodile
 Sauropterygia -
"Thaumatosaurus carinatus" = Plesiosaurus carinatus2
"Thaumatosaurus carinatus" = Plesiosaurus carinatus2 Cuvier 1824 plesiosaur
BMNH 44598, six caudal centra, presented by the Directors of the Swindon Brick and Tile Company in 1873
 Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae
"Peloneustes aequalis" = Pliosaurus aequalis2
"Peloneustes aequalis" = Pliosaurus aequalis2 Phillips 1871 plesiosaur
BMNH 47325 right ? ischium