Street (general) (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.1° N, 2.7° W: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 1.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Blue Lias Formation (Lias Group), Early/Lower Hettangian (201.3 - 196.5 Ma)

• 'Pre-planorbis beds' of the Blue Lias Formation

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; massive, shelly/skeletal limestone and shale

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Hawkins and others in 1820s-c.1900; reposited in the BMNH

• Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH); Sedgwick Museum of Geology, Cambridge (CAMSM) collections

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1840. Report on British fossil reptiles. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 8:43-126 [M. Carrano/H. Street/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 119083: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 20.10.2011, edited by Matthew Carrano and Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Sauropterygia -
Stratesaurus taylori n. gen. n. sp.2 Benson et al. 2012 plesiosaur
OUMNH J.10337 (holotype), AGT 11 (skull); GSM 26035 (skull)
Plesiosaurus cliduchus n. sp.5 Seeley 1865 plesiosaur
CAMSM J.35180 (holotype partial postcranial skeleton)
 Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae
"Plesiosaurus hawkinsii n. sp." = Thalassiodracon hawkinsii, "Plesiosaurus eleutheraxon n. sp." = Thalassiodracon hawkinsii5
"Plesiosaurus hawkinsii n. sp." = Thalassiodracon hawkinsii Owen 1840 plesiosaur
BMNH 2018* (holotype), and other individuals listed by Benson et al. (2011): BMNH 2020* [14511], 2022* [14549], CAMSM J.35181, J.46986, ANSP 15767 (mostly partial skeletons)
"Plesiosaurus eleutheraxon n. sp." = Thalassiodracon hawkinsii5 Owen 1840 plesiosaur
CAMSM J.35181 (holotype partial postcranial skeleton)
 Sauropterygia - Rhomaleosauridae
Avalonnectes arturi n. gen. n. sp.2, Rhomaleosaurus megacephalus6, "Plesiosaurus arcuatus n. sp." = Eurycleidus arcuatus
Avalonnectes arturi n. gen. n. sp.2 Benson et al. 2012 plesiosaur
BMNH 14550 (holotype); AGT uncatalogued (partial postcranial skeleton)
Rhomaleosaurus megacephalus6 Stutchbury 1846 plesiosaur
NMING F10194/1-37 (partial skeleton)
"Plesiosaurus arcuatus n. sp." = Eurycleidus arcuatus Owen 1840 plesiosaur
BMNH 2030 (lectotype), 2027-2029, 2047, 2061, R1317-1319 (paralectotypes, probably belonging to the same individual)
 Ichthyosauria - Ichthyosauridae
Ichthyosaurus communis4 Conybeare 1821 ichthyosaur
associated with type of P. arcuatus
Protoichthyosaurus prosostealis n. sp.1 Appleby 1979 ichthyosaur
B. 1963'24/OS, Moore Collection (holotype), very likely to be from this locality
Ichthyosaurus larkini3 Lomax and Massare 2017 ichthyosaur
CAMSM J59575, skull and anterior skeleton; NHMUK PV R5595, nearly complete skeleton
Ichthyosaurus somersetensis3 Lomax and Massare 2017 ichthyosaur
BRSMG Cb4997, skeleton; NHMUK PV OR2013*, skeleton; AGC 16, fragmentary skeleton
Protoichthyosaurus prostaxalis n. sp.1 Appleby 1979 ichthyosaur
B. 1963'5/OS, Moore Collection (holotype), very likely to be from this locality; B. 1963'7/OS, Moore Collection; OUM J.13,799, Duke of Marlborough's Collection; B. 1963'15/OS, Moore Collection