Strawberry Bank quarry, north of Ilminster (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.9° N, 2.9° W: paleocoordinates 38.3° N, 7.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Beacon Limstone Formation (Lias Group), Falciferum (183.0 - 182.0 Ma)

• Reptile Bed (“Fish and Saurian” Bed of Moore, 1866) of the Junction Bed, Upper Lias (Toarcian; Lower Jurassic) (Cope et al., 1980; Bennett, 1987). The fossil-rich Reptile Bed is within the lower part of the Upper Lias within the falciferum ammonite zone (Fig. 1b).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; nodular, yellow limestone

• The skeletal remains are contained within featureless limestone nodules; these nodules were extracted from the thin bed of yellow limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: concretion

Collected by Charles Moore in c.1848

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• Repository: Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute collection (BRLSI); South West Heritage Trust, Taunton (TTNCM)

Primary reference: S. E. Pierce and M. J. Benton. 2006. Pelagosaurus typus Bronn, 1841 (Mesoeucrocodylia: Thalattosuchia) from the Upper Lias (Toarcian, Lower Jurassic) of Somerset, England. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26(3):621-635 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 132646: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 23.08.2012, edited by Matthew Carrano, Jonathan Tennant and Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Fulgoridiidae
Fulgoridulum sp.5 Handlirsch 1939 planthopper
TTNCM 39/2011/0594
 Hemiptera - Archegocimicidae
Archegocimicidae indet.5 Handlirsch 1906 shore bug
TTNCM 39/2011/0707
 Dermaptera - Dermapteridae
Trivenapteron moorei n. gen. n. sp.3
Trivenapteron moorei n. gen. n. sp.3 Kelly et al. 2018 earwig
TTNCM 489
 Orthoptera - Elcanidae
Elcanidae indet.5 Handlirsch 1906 grasshopper
TTNCM 39/2011/0523
 Dicondylia -
Coleoptera indet.5 Linnaeus 1758 beetle
TTNCM 39/2011/0640
 Trichoptera - Necrotauliidae
Necrotaulius parvulus4 Geinitz 1884 caddisfly
TTNCM 39/2011/0733
 Odonata - Liassogomphidae
Liassogomphidae indet.5 Tillyard 1935 dragonfly
TTNCM 39/2011/0509
Brachiopoda
 Brachiopoda -
Cephalopoda
 Ammonoidea -
Ammonitida indet. Hyatt 1889 ammonite
Actinopteri
 Leptolepidiformes - Leptolepididae
Leptolepis sp.5 Agassiz 1843
BRLSI M1259
 Pachycormiformes - Pachycormidae
Saurostomus esocinus5 Agassiz 1843
BRLSI M1308 (may be Saurostomus esocinus; mentioned in Woodward 1897)
Pachycormus sp.2 Agassiz 1843
BRLSI M1341, M1351, M1366, M1393
Pachycormus macropterus5 de Blainville 1818
BRLSI M1297, M1299, M1320, M1332, M1359, M1389, M1395
 Amiiformes - Caturidae
Caturus sp.5 Agassiz 1843 bowfin
BRLSI M1288 (described in Rayner, 1948)
 Lepisosteiformes -
"Lepidotus sp." = Lepidotes5
"Lepidotus sp." = Lepidotes5 Agassiz 1843 gar
Reptilia
 Loricata -
Pelagosaurus typus Bronn 1841 marine crocodile
BRLSI M1397 (lower jaw fragment w/teeth), M1410 (dentary, scapula, vertebrae, ribs), M1411 (skeletal fragments), M1412 (skull 1/cervical vertebrae), M1413 (skull), M1414 (cervical vertebrae), M1415 (upper & lower jaw fragments w/teeth), M1416 (skull, vertebrae, ribs), M1417 (cervical rib, scutes, ilium, femur), M1418 (articulated juvenile skull & postcranium), M1419 (dorsal vertebrae, ribs, sacral vertebrae, pubis, ischium, femur, caudal vertebrae), M1420 (skull, sacral vertebrae, pubis, hind limb elements), M1421 (ilium, hind limb elements), M1422 (dorsal vertebrae, ribs), M1423 (dentary fragment), M1424 (dentary, scapula, metacarpal, scutes, ammonites, brachiopods), M1425 (dorsal vertebrae), M1426 (vertebrae, scutes and limb elements), M1427 (dentary fragment w/teeth, M1428 (lower jaw fragment) M1429 (surangular, angular, humerus, ribs, scutes), M1430 (scutes, dorsal ribs, metatarsal), M1431 (ribs, scutes), M3578 (articulated skull & postcranium)
 Ichthyosauria -
Stenopterygius triscissus1 Quenstedt 1856 ichthyosaur
BRLSI M1405, 1407–1409
Hauffiopteryx typicus1 Von Huene 1931 ichthyosaur
BRLSI M1399–1401, 1403, 1404, 1406