Wicklesham Pit, Faringdon (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Farringdon

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.6° N, 1.6° W: paleocoordinates 41.0° N, 8.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Faringdon Sand Formation (Lower Greensand Group), Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 112.0 Ma)

• Bones occur in the Faringdon Sponge Gravels. Reptile remains are reworked from the Kimmeridge Clay.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; shelly/skeletal, brown limestone

• "forereef deposit"
• "consolidated and unconsolidated coquinas stained brown by iron oxide and phosphate and including many invertebrates"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by E. C. Davey in the 1870s; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: G. S. Boulger. 1876. Note on a cetiosauroid tooth (exhibited on the 25th of April, 1876, at the West London Scientific Association). Proceedings of the West London Scientific Association and Field Club 1:99-100 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 58095: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 18.01.2006, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• 3 unnumbered teeth (? sauropod) could also be stegosaur or ankylosaur
Brachiopoda indet.1 Cuvier 1805
 Belemnoidea -
Belemnoidea indet.1 Hyatt 1884 belemnite
 Ammonoidea -
Bryozoa indet.1 Ehrenberg 1831
Reptilia indet.2 Laurenti 1768 reptile
 Testudines -
Testudines indet.1 Batsch 1788 turtle
 Saurischia -
? Sauropoda indet.1 Marsh 1878 sauropod
 Loricata - Metriorhynchidae
Dakosaurus sp.1 Quenstedt 1856 marine crocodile
 Sauropterygia - Cryptoclididae
Colymbosaurus sp.1 Seeley 1874 plesiosaur
 Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae
Pliosaurus sp.2 Owen 1841 plesiosaur
 Ichthyosauria - Ichthyosauridae
Ichthyosaurus sp.1 Koenig 1818 ichthyosaur
Porifera indet.1 Grant 1836