Southborough quarry (BMNH) (Cretaceous to of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Thecospondylus type

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.2° N, 0.2° E: paleocoordinates 42.0° N, 9.7° 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)

• "Hastings Sand." '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; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by Horner in 1882; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: H. G. Seeley. 1882. On Thecospondylus horneri, a new dinosaur from the Hastings Sand, indicated by the sacrum and the neural canal of the sacral region. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 38:457-460 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36577: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 05.02.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Thecospondylus horneri n. gen. n. sp.
Thecospondylus horneri n. gen. n. sp. Seeley 1882 saurischian
BMNH R.291