Loftus (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Lofthouse

Where: England, United Kingdom (54.6° N, 0.9° W: paleocoordinates 42.1° N, 8.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Hildoceras bifrons ammonoid zone, Alum Shale Formation, Early/Lower Toarcian (183.0 - 182.0 Ma)

• "Cement Shale" and "Main Alum Shale" beds of the Alum Shale Formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified shale

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. T. Newton. 1888. On the skull, brain and auditory organ of a new species of pterosaurian (Scaphognathus purdoni) from the Upper Lias near Whitby, Yorkshire. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 179:503-537 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 90458: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 27.07.2009, edited by Richard Butler

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Taxonomic list

 Pterosauria -
Parapsicephalus purdoni n. gen. n. sp.
Parapsicephalus purdoni n. gen. n. sp. Newton 1888 pterosaur
Holotype specimen, partial skull
 Sauropterygia - Rhomaleosauridae
"Plesiosaurus zetlandicus n. sp." = Rhomaleosaurus zetlandicus2
"Plesiosaurus zetlandicus n. sp." = Rhomaleosaurus zetlandicus2 Phillips 1854 plesiosaur
 Ichthyosauria -
"Leptopterygius acutirostris" = Leptonectes1
"Leptopterygius acutirostris" = Leptonectes1 ichthyosaur