alum quarry, Kettleness (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Whitby

Where: England, United Kingdom (54.5° N, 0.7° W: paleocoordinates 42.1° N, 8.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Whitby Mudstone Formation, Early/Lower Toarcian (183.0 - 182.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified shale

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1884

Primary reference: A. S. Smith and G. J. Dyke. 2008. The skull of the giant predatory pliosaur Rhomaleosaurus cramptoni: implications for plesiosaur phylogenetics. Naturwissenschaften 95:975-980 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 90448: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 24.07.2009

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Taxonomic list

 Loricata - Teleosauridae
Steneosaurus brevior Tate and Blake 1876 marine crocodile
 Sauropterygia - Rhomaleosauridae
Rhomaleosaurus propinquus, "Plesiosaurus cramptoni n. sp." = Rhomaleosaurus cramptoni
"Plesiosaurus cramptoni n. sp." = Rhomaleosaurus cramptoni Carte and Baily 1863 plesiosaur
 Ichthyosauria -
"Leptopterygius acutirostris" = Leptonectes
"Leptopterygius acutirostris" = Leptonectes ichthyosaur