low-water mark, near Hastings (Cretaceous to of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Pelorosaurus becklesii type

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.9° N, 0.6° E: paleocoordinates 41.8° N, 10.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Wealden Group, Late/Upper Berriasian to Late/Upper Berriasian (145.0 - 132.9 Ma)

• An undetermined horizon within the Hastings Beds. 'Hastings Beds' now a subgroup that includes the Ashdown Formation, the Wadhurst Clay Formation and the Tunbridge Wells Sand Formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; silty sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, soft parts

Collected by S. H. Beckles in 1852; reposited in the BMNH

• represents the first discovery of dinosaur skin impressions

Primary reference: G. A. Mantell. 1852. On the structure of the Iguanodon, and on the fauna and flora of the Wealden Formation. Notices of the Proceedings at the Meetings of the Members of the Royal Institution 1:141-146 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 24905: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 22.08.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
"Pelorosaurus becklesii n. sp." = Haestasaurus becklesii
"Pelorosaurus becklesii n. sp." = Haestasaurus becklesii Mantell 1852 sauropod
NHMUK R1870 - type (humerus, radius and ulna); R1868 (associated skin impression)