Stormy Down, Bridgend (Triassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: Wales, United Kingdom (51.5° N, 3.6° W: paleocoordinates 35.8° N, 0.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Rhaetian (208.5 - 201.3 Ma)

• Possibly equivalent to the Lilstock Formation (Penarth Group) elsewhere

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: foreshore; yellow sandstone

• "local littoral facies"
• "pale sandstone"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected in 1898

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

• discovered by a workman "preparing stone for a wall on Stormy Down", then obtained by Mr. John David for Geol. Surv. Museum

Primary reference: E. T. Newton. 1899. On a megalosaurid jaw from Rhaetic beds near Bridgend (Glamorganshire). Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 55:89-96 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 58155: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 25.01.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Zanclodon cambrensis n. sp. Newton 1899 theropod
BGS 6532 (holotype), dentary = NHMUK R2912