Southerham Grey Pit, Lewes (Cretaceous to of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Sotheram, Southeram

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.9° N, 0.0° E: paleocoordinates 40.0° N, 1.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Chalk Group, Cenomanian to Cenomanian (100.5 - 89.8 Ma)

• "Lower-Middle Chalk"

• group-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: basinal (); chalk

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by G. Mantell, H. Hooper

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1850. Descriptions of the fossils of the Chalk Formation. Description of the fossil reptiles of the Chalk Formation. The Geology and Fossils of the Tertiary and Cretaceous Formations of Sussex 378-404 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 92427: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 12.11.2009, edited by Roger Benson, Matthew Carrano and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Protostegidae
Rhinochelys sp.2 Seeley 1869 sea turtle
Protostega sp.2 Cope 1871 sea turtle
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Chelone sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 sea turtle
 Pterosauria - Ornithocheiridae
? Ornithocheiridae indet.1 Seeley 1870 pterosaur
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasaurus sp.4 Parkinson 1822 mosasaur
Mosasaurus gracilis Owen 1850 mosasaur
 Squamata - Dolichosauridae
Dolichosaurus longicollis3 Owen 1850 squamates
 Sauropterygia -
Polyptychodon sp.2 Owen 1841 plesiosaur
 Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae
Plesiosaurus constrictus Owen 1850 elasmosaur
Cimoliasaurus sp.2 Leidy 1851 elasmosaur
 Sauropterygia -
Plesiosaurus bernardi Owen 1850 plesiosaur