Foxhangers, Devizes (BMNH) (Jurassic to of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.3° N, 2.0° W: paleocoordinates 42.0° N, 8.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Kimmeridge Clay Formation, Kimmeridgian to Kimmeridgian (157.3 - 145.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; mudstone

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by Cunnington in the 1840s-1870s; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: mechanical,

• Purchased

Primary reference: R. Lydekker. 1888. Catalogue of the Fossil Reptilia and Amphibia in the British Museum (Natural History). Part I. Containing the Orders Ornithosauria, Crocodilia, Dinosauria, Squamata, Rhynchocephalia, and Proterosauria. British Museum (Natural History), London 1-309 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 52557: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 10.08.2005, edited by Roger Benson and Jonathan Tennant

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Megalosaurus insignis Eudes-Deslongchamps and Lennier 1870 theropod
tooth; BMNH 46388
 Loricata - Metriorhynchidae
Metriorhynchidae indet.1 Fitzinger 1843 marine crocodile
 Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae
Pliosaurus macromerus2, "? Pliosaurus ? brachydirus" = Pliosaurus brachydeirus2
Pliosaurus macromerus2 Phillips 1871 plesiosaur
BMNH 46466 (cervical centrum), 46466a (three cervical centra); BMNH 46796b, 46796c posterior dorsal centra
"? Pliosaurus ? brachydirus" = Pliosaurus brachydeirus2 Owen 1841 plesiosaur
BMNH 24805, 46467 and 24805a ?lumbar and caudal centra from a single individual, only provisionally referred, purchased 1849 and 1875