Bletchington Station (OUM) (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Cetiosaurus oxoniensis type site, Kirtlington, Beltchingdon, Kirklington

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.9° N, 1.3° W: paleocoordinates 41.5° N, 9.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Forest Marble Formation (Great Oolite Group), Late/Upper Bathonian (167.7 - 164.7 Ma)

• in the fimbriatus-waltoni beds, Procerites hodsoni zone = early late Bathonian; possibly part of the discus unit higher in the late Bathonian; also ascribed to the Bladon Mbr of the White Limestone Fm

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; carbonaceous sandstone and shale

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. Phillips in 1868-1871; reposited in the OUM

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: J. Phillips. 1871. Geology of Oxford and the Valley of the Thames. Clarendon Press, Oxford 1-523 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 53520: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 11.09.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
cf. Cetiosaurus sp., "Ceteosaurus oxoniensis n. sp." = Cetiosaurus oxoniensis
cf. Cetiosaurus sp. Owen 1841 sauropod
OUM J13596
"Ceteosaurus oxoniensis n. sp." = Cetiosaurus oxoniensis Phillips 1871 sauropod
 Saurischia - Megalosauridae
Megalosaurus sp. Parkinson 1822 tetanuran
a few bones and one tooth