Swanage quarry (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Petrosuchus laevidens type locality

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.6° N, 2.0° W: paleocoordinates 41.5° N, 7.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Intermarine Member (Durlston Formation), Berriasian (145.0 - 139.8 Ma)

• Probably the Intermarine Member (Salisbury 2002)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: J. B. Delair. 1958. The Mesozoic reptiles of Dorset. Part one. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 79:47-72 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123319: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 18.01.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Loricata - Goniopholididae
"Petrosuchus laevidens n. gen. n. sp." = Goniopholis simus
"Petrosuchus laevidens n. gen. n. sp." = Goniopholis simus Owen 1879 crocodilian
BMNH 41099 - holotype (left mandibular ramus)
 Loricata - Pholidosauridae
"Pholidosaurus decipiens n. sp." = Pholidosaurus purbeckensis
"Pholidosaurus decipiens n. sp." = Pholidosaurus purbeckensis Mansel-Pleydell 1888 crocodilian
BMNH 28432 - type (partial skull); orig. included in P. laevidens