Berwick (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Leptocleidus superstes type locality

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.8° N, 0.2° E: paleocoordinates 41.1° N, 10.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Weald Clay Formation (Weald Clay Group), Barremian (129.4 - 125.0 Ma)

• Stratigraphic data here from Kear & Barrett (2011)

•Formal units form Radley (2006): Weald Clay Group. Upper Weald CLay Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; nodular claystone

• The plesiosaurian remains...were contained in a large septarian nodule

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Mr S. Tooth, M.Inst.C.E. in excavations of the Cuckmere Brick Company in <1922; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: C. W. Andrews. 1922. Description of a new plesiosaur from the Weald Clay of Berwick (Sussex). Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 78:285-298 [M. Carrano/H. Street]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 117445: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 20.09.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Leptocleididae
Leptocleidus superstes n. gen. n. sp.
Leptocleidus superstes n. gen. n. sp. Andrews 1922 plesiosaur
BMNH R4828 (holotype)