cliff face, Durlston Bay (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Durdleston Bay, Echinodon type

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.6° N, 2.0° W: paleocoordinates 41.5° N, 7.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Worbarrow Tout Member (Lulworth Formation), Middle Berriasian (145.0 - 140.2 Ma)

• single bed but member uncertain, described as ?Marly or ?Cherty Freshwater Member, Middle Purbeck Beds, Purbeck Limestone Formation; Mansel-Pleydell lists it as the Feather Bed in the "Middle Purbecks"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; limestone

• "fresh-water stratum"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by S. Beckles in the 1860s; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: mechanical,

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1861. Monograph on the fossil Reptilia of the Wealden and Purbeck formations. Part V. Lacertilia (Nuthetes, etc.). [Purbeck]. The Palaeontological Society, London 1858:31-39 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45330: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 19.10.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Ostracoda
 Podocopida - Cyprididae
Cypris sp. Müller 1776 ostracod
Gastropoda
 Basommatophora - Physidae
Physa sp. Draparnaud 1801 pulmonate
 Valvatoidea - Valvatidae
Valvata sp. Müller 1774 snail
Reptilia
 Ornithischia - Heterodontosauridae
Echinodon becklesii n. gen. n. sp.
Echinodon becklesii n. gen. n. sp. Owen 1861 heterodontosaurid
unclassified
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Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
"vegetable remains"