Watton Cliff, Dorset [Forest Marble Fm] (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.9° N, 0.1° W: paleocoordinates 41.4° N, 10.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Forest Marble Formation, Bathonian (168.3 - 166.1 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Forest Marble Fm, for which lithostratigraphic relations are not stated. AGE: Bathonian; presumably on the basis of ammonite biostratigraphy. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From several beds within the Forest Marble Fm; the Boueti Bed and a unit of bioclastic limestone higher in the succession.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified, shelly/skeletal limestone

• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Rubbly brachiopod limestone and bioclastic limestone. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, as stated in text.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: bulk,

• COLLECTOR: Presumably the authors, Underwood and Ward. REPOSITORY: BMNH, London.

Primary reference: C. J. Underwood and D. J. Ward. 2004. Neoselachian sharks and rays from the British Bathonian (Middle Jurassic). Palaeontology 47(3):447-501 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 91449: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 27.09.2009, edited by Loic Villier and Jonathan Tennant

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for chondrichthyans. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identifications.
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Spathobatis delsatei Underwood and Ward 2004 guitarfish
 Euselachii - Protospinacidae
Breviacanthus brevis Philips 1871 elasmobranch
 Galeomorphi -
"Carcharhiniformes indet." = Carchariniformes
"Carcharhiniformes indet." = Carchariniformes Compagno 1973 ground shark
 Carchariniformes - Scyliorhinidae
Palaeoscyllium tenuidens Underwood and Ward 2004 cat shark
 Carchariniformes - Proscylliidae
Eypea leesi n. sp.
Eypea leesi n. sp. Underwood and Ward 2004 ground shark
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Proheterodontus sylvestris n. sp. Underwood and Ward 2004 bullhead shark
? Paracestracion sp. Koken in Zittel 1911 bullhead shark
 Euselachii -
Galea indet. Shirai 1996 elasmobranch
 Loricata - Teleosauridae
Machimosaurus bathonicus2 Sauvage 1874 marine crocodile
Precise locality unknown
Machimosaurus rigauxi2 Sauvage 1874 marine crocodile
Precise locality unknown
  - Etheridgellidae
Frizzellus irregularis1 Hampton 1958 sea cucumber