SZ 377840 Bernissartia locality (Wealden) (Cretaceous to of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Isle of Wight

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 1.5° W: paleocoordinates 40.8° N, 9.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Vectis Formation (Wealden Group), Late/Upper Barremian to Late/Upper Barremian (130.0 - 122.5 Ma)

• Authors refer only to "the Wealdon", but the enterer questions whether these fossils are of the Vectis Formation of the Wealden Group..?

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; lithology not reported

• "...teeth were found in freshwater deposits."
• Specimens were collected from "sediment" under a "large, flattened, lignified tree-trunk in the cliff-face." No other lithologic descriptions are provided.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, sieve,

• "several thousand teeth" were collected. All specimens listed are teeth.

Primary reference: E. Buffetaut and R. L. E. Ford. 1979. The crocodilian Bernissartia in the Wealden of the Isle of Wight . Palaeontology 22(4):905-912 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 13268: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 08.02.2002, edited by Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

• "...first well-attested occurrence [of Bernissartia] in England..."
 Elasmobranchii -
Elasmobranchii indet. Bonaparte 1838 elasmobranch
 Lepisosteiformes -
Lepidotes sp. Agassiz 1843 gar
among other "bony-fish" teeth
 Theropoda -
 Neornithischia -
Hypsilophodon sp. Huxley 1870 ornithischian
 Loricata -
Bernissartia sp. Dollo 1883 crocodilian
 Loricata - Goniopholididae
Goniopholis crassidens Owen 1842 crocodilian
Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal