Lyme Regis, Egerton collection (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 2.9° W: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 3.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Sinemurian (196.5 - 189.6 Ma)

• "Lower Lias" is only stratigraphic info given, but most fish come from the Bucklandi and Semicostatum zones of the Early Sinemurian, specially the "Fish Bed" and "Fish Bed shales" - both in the Semicostatum zone, but also from the "Saurian shales" and other lower beds in the Bucklandi zone.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Sir Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton in 1830-1880; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: P. Egerton. 1854. On some new genera and species of fossil fishes. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Second Series 13:433-436 [M. Clapham/P. Vazquez/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122154: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 17.12.2011, edited by Priscilla Vazquez

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Squalorajiformes - Squalorajidae
Squaloraja tenuispina n. sp.7 Woodward 1886 chimaera
BMNH P.2081
Squaloraja polyspondyla7 Agassiz 1843 chimaera
BMNH P.2079-80
 Chimaeriformes - Myriacanthidae
Myriacanthus paradoxus7, "Myriacanthus granulatus" = Myriacanthus granulatus7, "Ischyodus orthorhinus n. sp." = Myriacanthus granulatus4
Myriacanthus paradoxus7 Agassiz 1837 chimaera
BMNH P.1736-7, P.477
"Myriacanthus granulatus" = Myriacanthus granulatus7 Agassiz 1837 chimaera
BMNH P.1158
"Ischyodus orthorhinus n. sp." = Myriacanthus granulatus4 Agassiz 1837 chimaera
BMNH 43050
Actinopteri
 Saurichthyiformes - Saurichthyidae
Saurorhynchus sp.5 Reis 1892
BMNH P965, P935a, P964, P965b, P965c, P513, P965d
 Palaeonisciformes - Coccolepidae
Coccolepis liassicus6 Woodward 1890
BMNH P887
 Palaeonisciformes - Palaeoniscidae
Oxygnathus ornatus n. sp. Egerton 1854
BMNH P.3485, P.557, P.872, P.2025-6, P.874
 Ptycholepiformes - Ptycholepididae
Ptycholepis gracilis8 Davis 1884
BMNH P.859
Ptycholepis curtus8 Egerton 1854
BMNH P.859a
 Acipenseriformes - Chondrosteidae
"Chondrosteus acipenseroides" = Chondrosteus acipenseroides8, "Chondrosteus crassior n. sp." = Chondrosteus acipenseroides2, Chondrosteus pachyurus8
"Chondrosteus acipenseroides" = Chondrosteus acipenseroides8 Egerton 1858
"Chondrosteus crassior n. sp." = Chondrosteus acipenseroides2 Egerton 1858
Chondrosteus pachyurus8 Egerton 1858
BMNH P.7398, 28714, 28714a
 Dorsetichthyiformes - Dorsetichthyidae
"Pholidophorus bechei" = Dorsetichthys bechei8
"Pholidophorus bechei" = Dorsetichthys bechei8 Agassiz 1844
BMNH P.1052a-g
 Pholidophoriformes - Pholidophoridae
Pholidophorus pachysomus n. sp.8, "Pholidophorus limbatus" = Pholidophoroides limbata8, "Pholidophorus crenulatus n. sp." = Pholidophoroides crenulata8, "Pholidophorus caudalis" = Pholidophoropsis caudalis8
Pholidophorus pachysomus n. sp.8 Egerton 1852
BMNH P.571, P.1049a-b, P.1052, P.1049c-d, P.7579
"Pholidophorus limbatus" = Pholidophoroides limbata8 Agassiz 1833
BMNH P.1047, a-c
"Pholidophorus crenulatus n. sp." = Pholidophoroides crenulata8 Egerton 1843
BMNH P.572-3, P.1046a-b
"Pholidophorus caudalis" = Pholidophoropsis caudalis8 Woodward 1895
BMNH P.939, a-c
 Holostei - Dapediidae
"Dapedius colei" = Dapedium colei8, "Tetragonolepis magnevillei" = Dapedium magnevillei8, "Dapedius milloti" = Dapedium milloti8, "Dapedius granulatus" = Dapedium granulatum8, Dapedium politum8, "Tetragonolepis radiatus n. sp." = Dapedium radiatum8
"Dapedius colei" = Dapedium colei8 Agassiz 1835
BMNH P.1569-70, P.1557, P.1561
"Tetragonolepis magnevillei" = Dapedium magnevillei8 Agassiz 1836
BMNH P.1587, P.1535, P.1537a, P.1589a, P.1536, P.1557a, P.1556a, P.1592, P.515, P.1591
"Dapedius milloti" = Dapedium milloti8 Sauvage 1891
BMNH P.2053, P.1592, P.1589
"Dapedius granulatus" = Dapedium granulatum8 Agassiz 1835
BMNH P.1577, P.1578, P.1579, P.1555
Dapedium politum8 Leach 1822
BMNH P.1575, P.1572, P.1576, P.1582-85, P.1554a, P.1588a
"Tetragonolepis radiatus n. sp." = Dapedium radiatum8 Agassiz 1836
BMNH P.468, P.1564
 Amiiformes - Caturidae
"Conodus ferox" = Caturus ferox8, "Pachycormus heterurus" = Caturus heterurus8, "Endactis agassizi n. gen. n. sp." = Caturus agassizi1
"Conodus ferox" = Caturus ferox8 Agassiz 1844 bowfin
BMNH P.514
"Pachycormus heterurus" = Caturus heterurus8 Agassiz 1839 bowfin
BMNH P.897, P.2036, P.898a, P.898c
"Endactis agassizi n. gen. n. sp." = Caturus agassizi1 Egerton 1858 bowfin
BMNH P567
 Ionoscopiformes - Furidae
Osteorachis macrocephalus8 Egerton 1868
BMNH P.876x, P.875
Heterolepidotus latus8 Egerton 1872
BMNH P.2008, P.2020, P. 2009, P.1538, P.2011, P.2010, P.1542, P.1538a-b
Eulepidotus sauroides3 Egerton 1868
Eugnathus altus n. sp.8 Woodward 1895
BMNH P.2029
Eugnathus minor8 Agassiz 1844
BMNH P.2030, P.2031-33, P.871, P.864
Eugnathus philpotae8 Agassiz 1839
BMNH P.559, P.2019, P.2021, P.1543
"Lissolepis serratus" = Eugnathus serratus8 Davis 1884
BMNH P.2028
"Eugnathus orthostomus n. sp." = Furo orthostomus8 Agassiz 1843
BMNH P.465, P.2027, P.2034, P.509, P.865, P.870
 Peltopleuriformes - Peltopleuridae
Platysiagum sclerocephalum8 Egerton 1872
BMNH P.1333-34, P.558
Coelacanthimorpha
 Coelacanthiformes - Latimeriidae
"Undina gulo" = Holophagus gulo7
"Undina gulo" = Holophagus gulo7 Egerton 1861 coelacanth
BMNH P.3344, P.2022-a, P.875