Tarlton Clay Pit (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.7° N, 2.0° W: paleocoordinates 41.3° N, 8.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; lithology not reported

• inshore brackish or freshwater lagoon

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• S.E. Evans, personal observations, material collected by Martin Ware and Simon Timberlake.

Primary reference: S. E. Evans and A. R. Milner. 1994. Middle Jurassic microvertebrate assemblages from the British Isles. In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs: Early Mesozoic Tetrapods, N. C. Fraser and H.-D. Sues (eds.), Cambridge University Press 303-321 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 57139: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 05.12.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpetontidae indet. Fox and Naylor 1982 tetrapod
 Caudata -
Caudata indet. salamander
Caudata "A" salamander
Marmorerpeton sp. Evans et al. 1988 salamander
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines Batsch 1788 turtle
 Ornithischia -
Ornithischia indet. ornithischian
 Ornithischia - Fabrosauridae
? Fabrosauridae indet. Galton 1972 ornithischian
 Loricata - Goniopholididae
Goniopholididae indet. Cope 1875 crocodilian
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
 Eosuchia -
Lepidosauromorpha "A" crown diapsid
 Squamata -
Scincomorpha indet. Camp 1923 lizard
 Choristodera -
Choristodera indet. choristodere
Cteniogenys sp. Gilmore 1928 choristodere
 Therapsida -
 Therapsida - Tritylodontidae
Tritylodontidae indet. Cope 1884 therapsid
Stereognathus sp. Charlesworth 1854 therapsid
Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
 Triconodonta -
Triconodonta indet. Osborn 1888 triconodont
 Morganucodonta - Morganucodontidae
? Morganucodontidae indet. Kuehne 1958 mammal
? Wareolestes sp. Freeman 1979 mammal
 Docodonta -
Docodonta indet. Kretzoi 1946 dodocont