south quarry, Storeton (Triassic of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Stourton, Storton Hill

Where: England, United Kingdom (53.4° N, 3.0° W: paleocoordinates 15.9° N, 11.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Mercia Mudstone Group, Early/Lower Triassic (252.2 - 247.2 Ma)

• "lower Keuper sandstone", 3 beds

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; fine-grained, ferruginous, white sandstone and fine-grained, white claystone

• "a fine grained sandstone, white or cream-coloured, with occasionally more deeply iron-stained surfaces. There are a few beds of very red marl from an inch to some feet in thickness, and thinner beds of a fine white clay. In the stratum containing the footprints the sandstone is flaggy, but the rest is rather massive and compact, somewhat soft towards the top, harder below…"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Collected by G. Morton, H. Beasley in 1838–1906

Collection methods: surface (in situ), ,

Primary reference: H. Girard. 1846. Über die Fährten vorweltlicher Thiere im Sandstein, insbesondere von Chirotherium [On the tracks of prehistoric animals in sandstone, especially Chirotherium]. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrefaktenkunde 1846:1-22 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 164930: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 05.01.2015, edited by Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Squamata -
Rhynchosauroides beasleyi n. sp.4 Nopcsa 1923 squamates
"Beasley's type D7"
 Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae
Synaptichnium sp.2 Nopcsa 1923 archosaur
LIVCM 1987.145.M; LIVCM 1987.145.AB? [Liverpool Museum, UK]
cf. Chirotherium storetonense1 Morton 1863 archosaur
Chirotherium storetonense n. sp.1 Morton 1863 archosaur
Chirotherium vorbachi2 Kirchner 1927 archosaur
OXFUM G40 [Oxford University Museum of Natural History, UK]
"Chirotherium minus" = Chirotherium sickleri1 Kaup 1835 archosaur
"Chirotherium beasleyi" = Chirotherium sickleri4 Kaup 1835 archosaur
Isochirotherium bipedale n. sp.2 Abel 1935 archosaur
BMNH R3483 (holotype) [Natural History Museum, London, UK]
Isochirotherium lomasi n. sp.4 Baird 1954 archosaur
"Beasley's type A4"; LIVCM 1986.206.A (holotype) [Liverpool Museum, UK]; WM 1533 [Warrington Museum, UK]
 Pseudosuchia - Rotodactylidae
"Rhynchosauroides tumidus n. sp." = Rotodactylus tumidus4
"Rhynchosauroides tumidus n. sp." = Rotodactylus tumidus4 Morton 1897 archosaur
LIVCM 1987.15.L [Liverpool Museum, UK]
 Saurischia -
Deuterotetrapous triassicus n. gen. n. sp.3 Nopcsa 1923 saurischian
Beasley's "type P"
 Equisetales - Equisetidae
Equisetites keuperina n. sp.4 Morton 1863
LIVCM 1969.131 (holotype) [Liverpool Museum, UK]
 Ichnofossils -
Permichnium voelckeri4 Guthörl 1934