Hythe, Kent (BMNH) (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Dinodocus type

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.1° N, 1.1° E: paleocoordinates 41.1° N, 11.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Atherfield Clay Formation (Lower Greensand Group), Early/Lower Aptian (125.5 - 122.5 Ma)

• "near the bottom of the lower greensand" - probably therefore the Atherfield Clay Formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; green sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by H. B. Mackeson in 1840; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: H. B. Mackeson. 1840. [On the 19th of May, Mr. Mackeson discovered some portions of a large saurian…]. Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 3:325 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45882: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 10.12.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Dinodocus mackesoni n. gen. n. sp.
Dinodocus mackesoni n. gen. n. sp. Owen 1884 sauropod
BMNH 14695