gas-works well, Peterborough (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.6° N, 0.3° W: paleocoordinates 42.7° N, 9.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Oxford Clay Formation (Ancholme Group), Early/Lower Callovian (164.7 - 161.2 Ma)

• Bones were resting on top of a clay layer, below gray sand layer, all within Oxford Clay. "Probably M. macrocephalus Zone" (Ref 14480). Kellaways Formation???

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; claystone and fine-grained, gray, white sandstone

• "12 feet of grey sand, nearly white in places, and fine-grained, but it was uncertain whether the bedding which it showed was current-bedding. Beneath the sand were the bones resting on the underlying clay."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A. Leeds in 1874; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: J. W. Hulke. 1887. Note on some dinosaurian remains in the collection of A. Leeds, Esq. Part I. Ornithopsis leedsii. Part II. Omosaurus, sp. Geological Magazine, decade 3 4:375-376 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36578: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 05.02.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Ornithopsis leedsii n. sp. Hulke 1887 sauropod
BMNH R1985-1988