Great Oolite, Caen, Normandy (BMNH Tesson collection) (Jurassic of France)

Where: France (49.2° N, 0.4° W: paleocoordinates 38.8° N, 10.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Great Oolite Formation, Bathonian (168.3 - 166.1 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Tesson; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: mechanical,

• Tesson Collection, purchased 1857

Primary reference: A. S. Woodward. 1895. Catalogue of the Fossil Fishes in the British Museum (Natural History), Part III 1-544 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 131997: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Priscilla Vazquez on 04.08.2012, edited by Roger Benson, Jonathan Tennant and Bethany Allen

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Taxonomic list

 Chimaeriformes - Callorhynchidae
Ischyodus emarginatus4 Egerton 1843 plownose chimaera
BMNH 32545 (Tesson coll.), 41307 (purchased 1869), 44830 (presented by Benjamin Bright, Esq., 1873)
 Pholidophoriformes - Pholidophoridae
Pholidophorus sp. Agassiz 1843
BMNH 32451 (Tesson Coll.)
Pholidophorus germanicus Quenstedt 1858
BMNH 32452 (Tesson Coll.)
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
"Pycnodus rugulosus" = Mesodon rugulosus
"Pycnodus rugulosus" = Mesodon rugulosus Agassiz 1843
BMNH 32550 (Tesson Coll.)
 Loricata - Teleosauridae
Steneosaurus megistorhynchus n. sp.3 Saint-Hilaire 1866 marine crocodile
 Loricata -
Teleidosaurus joberti n. sp.1 Eudes-Deslongchamps 1867 marine crocodile
BMNH 32612 (Tesson Coll.), cast of portion of right ramus, original is part of type specimen
 Sauropterygia - Plesiosauridae
Thaumatosaurus oolithicus2 Meyer 1841 plesiosaur
Foru teeth (BMNH 32608, Tesson Collection)
Pristacanthus securis
Pristacanthus securis4 Agassiz 1837
BMNH P.6253, 32726-27 (Tesson coll.), 41306, P.6254