Chalk pit or 'chalk cliff' at Houghton, near Arundel (Cretaceous to of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.9° N, 0.6° W: paleocoordinates 41.1° N, 2.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Chalk Group, Cenomanian to Cenomanian (100.5 - 66.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; chalk

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Henry Catt Esq. in 1850

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1850. Descriptions of the fossils of the Chalk Formation. Description of the fossil reptiles of the Chalk Formation. The Geology and Fossils of the Tertiary and Cretaceous Formations of Sussex 378-404 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137423: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 17.12.2012, edited by Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia -
Polyptychodon interruptus Owen 1841 plesiosaur
? Plesiosaurus sp. de la Beche and Conybeare 1821 plesiosaur
Plesiosaurus bernardi n. sp. Owen 1850 plesiosaur
cervical vertebra