Swanage/Purbeck (DORCM/BMNH) [C. Willcox Collection] (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

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: Purbeck Group, Berriasian (145.0 - 139.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; limestone

• 'fresh-water limestone'

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Charles Willcox, Esq., M.R.C.S in 1853; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ),

• DORCM, Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, UK

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1853. Part I. A monograph on the fossil chelonian reptiles of the Wealden clays and Purbeck limestones. Monograph on the Fossil Reptilia of the Wealden and Purbeck Formations. Palaeontographical Society 7(25):1-12 [R. Benson/R. Benson/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 127481: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 15.05.2012, edited by Jered Karr and Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Palaeontinidae
Cyllonium boisduvalianum n. sp.6 Westwood 1854 true bug
 Hemiptera -
"Cimicidium dallasii n. gen. n. sp." = Cimicidium dallasi6, "Lygaeites furcatus n. sp." = Scylacocoris furcatus1
"Cimicidium dallasii n. gen. n. sp." = Cimicidium dallasi6 Westwood 1854 true bug
"Lygaeites furcatus n. sp." = Scylacocoris furcatus1 Giebel 1856 true bug
Cimicideous in Pl 17, fig 14
 Dicondylia - Chresmodidae
"Gryllidium oweni n. sp." = Chresmoda oweni6
"Gryllidium oweni n. sp." = Chresmoda oweni6 Westwood 1854 winged insect
 Blattodea - Mesoblattinidae
"Rithma antiqua n. sp." = Durdlestoneia antiqua1
"Rithma antiqua n. sp." = Durdlestoneia antiqua1 Giebel 1856 cockroach
Blattidae in Pl 17, fig 10
 Blattodea - Diechoblattinidae
"Blatta ungeri n. sp." = Diechoblattina ungeri1
"Blatta ungeri n. sp." = Diechoblattina ungeri1 Giebel 1856 cockroach
Blattidae in Pl 17, fig 13
 Phasmatodea -
Raphidium brephos n. sp.6 Westwood 1854 stick insect
 Orthoptera - Elcanidae
"Elcana beyrichi n. sp." = Panorpidium beyrichi1
"Elcana beyrichi n. sp." = Panorpidium beyrichi1 Giebel 1856 grasshopper
Panorpidium tessellatum var. in Pl 17, fig 12
 Coleoptera -
? Semiglobus chrysomelinus n. sp.2 Handlirsch 1906 beetle
Elytron? in Pl 17, fig 2
Harpalidium anactus n. sp.6 Westwood 1854 beetle
? Pantodapus westwoodi n. sp.2 Handlirsch 1906 beetle
Elytron in Pl 14, fig 18
 Coleoptera - Buprestidae
"Buprestium teleas n. sp." = Parabuprestium teleas6
"Buprestium teleas n. sp." = Parabuprestium teleas6 Westwood 1854 jewel beetle
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
"Harpalus burmeisteri n. sp." = Harpalomimes burmeisteri1
"Harpalus burmeisteri n. sp." = Harpalomimes burmeisteri1 Giebel 1856 ground beetle
"Elytra, united" in Pl 14, fig 14
 Coleoptera -
? Helopidium rugosum n. sp.2, "Crypticus ungeri n. sp." = Prosthenostictus ungeri1, Telephorium abgarus n. sp.6, "Buprestium bolbus n. sp." = Kelidus bolbus6, "Harpalidium nothrus n. sp." = Ironicus nothrus6, Tentyridium peleus n. gen. n. sp.6
? Helopidium rugosum n. sp.2 Handlirsch 1906 beetle
Elytron in Pl 17, fig 1
"Crypticus ungeri n. sp." = Prosthenostictus ungeri1 Giebel 1856 beetle
Elytra, united in Pl 14, fig 15
Telephorium abgarus n. sp.6 Westwood 1854 beetle
"Buprestium bolbus n. sp." = Kelidus bolbus6 Westwood 1854 beetle
"Harpalidium nothrus n. sp." = Ironicus nothrus6 Westwood 1854 beetle
Tentyridium peleus n. gen. n. sp.6 Westwood 1854 beetle
 Diptera - Limoniidae
"Corethrium pertinax n. sp." = Limonia pertinax6
"Corethrium pertinax n. sp." = Limonia pertinax6 Westwood 1854 crane fly
 Odonata - Mesuropetalidae
"Cymatophlebiopsis pseudobubas n. gen. n. sp." = Aeschnopsis perampla3
"Cymatophlebiopsis pseudobubas n. gen. n. sp." = Aeschnopsis perampla3 Brodie 1845 true dragonfly
NHM I 3950 (Dragon-fly in Pl 15, fig 5)
 Odonata - Cymatophlebiidae
Libellulium agrias n. sp.6 Westwood 1854 true dragonfly
 Odonata - Araripelibellulidae
Cretaneophya strevensi4 Jarzembowski and Nel 1996 true dragonfly
Homopterous in Pl 17, fig 11
  -
Libellulium kaupii n. sp.6 Westwood 1854 insect
Malacostraca
 Isopoda -
Archaeoniscus edwardsii n. sp.6 Westwood 1854 isopod
Reptilia
 Testudines - Pleurosternidae
"Pleurosternum bullocki" = Pleurosternon bullockii5, "Pleurosternon ovatum n. sp." = Pleurosternon bullockii
"Pleurosternum bullocki" = Pleurosternon bullockii5 Owen 1842 turtle
BMNH 28619 (posterior part of a carapace)
"Pleurosternon ovatum n. sp." = Pleurosternon bullockii Owen 1842 turtle
Includes BMNH 28618, holotype carapace
 Testudines -
"Pleurosternon latiscutatum n. sp." = Hylaeochelys latiscutata, "Pleurosternon emarginatum n. sp." = Hylaeochelys latiscutata
"Pleurosternon latiscutatum n. sp." = Hylaeochelys latiscutata Owen 1853 turtle
Includes DORCM G.20, holotype carapace
"Pleurosternon emarginatum n. sp." = Hylaeochelys latiscutata Owen 1853 turtle
Includes DORCM G.16, holotype: internal face of the carapace with some imprints of the dorsal surface where bone has exfoliated