soft-tissue Scelidosaurus site, Charmouth (?) (Triassic to of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.8° N, 2.9° W: paleocoordinates 36.9° N, 0.8° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Lias Group, Rhaetian to Rhaetian (208.5 - 190.8 Ma)

• matrix resembles those from Lias Group nodules, but other Jurassic localities cannot be ruled out

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts, replaced with calcite

Collection methods: chemical, mechanical,

• private collection from early 20th century with unknown specific provenance data, donated to museum and identified in 1990s.

Primary reference: D. M. Martill, D. K. Loydell, and D. J. Batten. 1997. A thyreophoran dinosaur with organically preserved skin and dermal ossifications from the ?Lower Jurassic of England. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17(3, suppl.):62A [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 25838: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 25.09.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• list also includes bisaccae palynomorphs from the Alisporites-Platysaccus group.
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Ornithischia -
cf. Scelidosaurus sp. Owen 1861 ornithischian
Crassosphaera sp. Cookson and Manum 1960
also called Pleurozonaria media M├Ądler 1963
 Pinales - Podocarpaceae
Parvisaccites sp. Couper 1958
 Pinales -
 Pinales - Cheirolepidiaceae
Classopollis torosus Burger 1965
this "type" of pollen grain present
Cycadopites sp. Wodehouse 1933
 Life -
Micrhystridium sp. Naumova 1968 acritarcs
Cymatiosphaera sp. Wetzel and Deflandre 1954 acritarcs
Pterospermopsis sp. Wetzel 1952 acritarcs
 Gymnospermophyta -