lower cliff face, Charmouth (BMNH) (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Scelidosaurus lectotype

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 2.9° W: paleocoordinates 37.2° N, 3.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Charmouth Mudstone Formation (Lias Group), Sinemurian (199.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• "Lower Lias"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. Harrison in 1858–1862; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical,

• Skull and limbs collected prior to 1861, the remainder shortly afterward (1861-2).

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1861. A monograph of a fossil dinosaur (Scelidosaurus harrisonii, Owen) of the Lower Lias, part I. Monographs on the British fossil Reptilia from the Oolitic Formations 1:1-14 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 52260: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 02.08.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
cf. Tetanurae indet.1 Gauthier 1986 tetanuran
BMNH 39496; BGS 109560, 109561
 Ornithischia -
Scelidosaurus harrisonii n. gen. n. sp.2
Scelidosaurus harrisonii n. gen. n. sp.2 Owen 1861 ornithischian
BMNH R.1111