Isle of Wight (general) (Cretaceous to of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 1.5° W: paleocoordinates 40.8° N, 9.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Wealden Group, Barremian to Barremian (129.4 - 122.5 Ma)

• "This material cannot be satisfactorily assigned to a Wealden Group horizon" (Sweetman & Martill 2010)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by W. Fox; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: R. Lydekker. 1888. Catalogue of the Fossil Reptilia and Amphibia in the British Museum (Natural History). Part I. Containing the Orders Ornithosauria, Crocodilia, Dinosauria, Squamata, Rhynchocephalia, and Proterosauria. British Museum (Natural History), London 1-309 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 92917: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 08.12.2009, edited by Roger Benson and Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudinata - Helochelydridae
Helochelydra nopcsai n. gen. n. sp.1
Helochelydra nopcsai n. gen. n. sp.1 Lapparent de Broin and Murelaga 1999 turtle
BMNH R171 (Fox Collection); Locality given as ‘Wealden of the Isle of Wight’ (Lydekker 1889, p. 141), but Lydekker & Boulenger (1887, p. 273) gave as 'Wealden of Brook, Isle of Wight'; Milner (2011) gave locality as ' Brighstone Bay, Isle of Wight'
 Testudinata -
Tretosternon punctatum2 Owen 1842 turtle
BMNH R171x (left epiplastral), R171y (left hypoplastral) (Fox Collection)
 Avetheropoda - Compsognathidae
"Poikilopleuron pusillus n. sp." = Aristosuchus pusillus3
"Poikilopleuron pusillus n. sp." = Aristosuchus pusillus3 Owen 1876 compsognathid
 Pterosauria -
Ornithocheirus sp. Seeley 1869 pterosaur
BMNH R.558, partial humerus