Weston Point Quarry (Triassic of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Runcorn, Western Point

Where: England, United Kingdom (53.3° N, 2.8° W: paleocoordinates 32.7° N, 0.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Sherwood Sandstone Group, Late/Upper Triassic (237.0 - 201.3 Ma)

• Bunter sandstone?

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; fine-grained, red sandstone and claystone

• "red, fine-grained sandstone...in one part of the quarry a thin bed of fine clay occurs separating two of the sandstone strata"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, trace

Collected by Harkness, Black

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: R. Harkness. 1850. Notice of a tridactylous footmark from the Bunter Sandstone of Weston Point, Cheshire. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 2 6(36):440-442 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 174686: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 24.11.2015, edited by Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
  - Rhynchosauroidae
Rhynchosauroides sp.2, "Rhynchosauroides rectipes" = Rhynchosauroides rectipes2, "Rhynchosauroides membranipes n. sp." = Rhynchosauroides rectipes2, Rhynchosauroides minutipes n. sp.2
Rhynchosauroides sp.2 Maidwell 1911 reptile
footprints
"Rhynchosauroides rectipes" = Rhynchosauroides rectipes2 Beasley 1911 reptile
part of slab MM L1677
"Rhynchosauroides membranipes n. sp." = Rhynchosauroides rectipes2 Beasley 1911 reptile
part of slab MM L1677 (holotype)
Rhynchosauroides minutipes n. sp.2 Maidwell 1914 reptile
part of slab MM L1677 (holotype)
 Eosuchia - Rhynchosauridae
"Rhynchosauroides articeps" = Rhynchosaurus articeps2
"Rhynchosauroides articeps" = Rhynchosaurus articeps2 Owen 1842 rhynchosaur
 Avetheropoda -
Plesiothornipos binneyi n. gen. n. sp.
Plesiothornipos binneyi n. gen. n. sp. Harkness 1850 coelurosaur
 Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae
Chirotherium sp. Kaup 1835 archosaur
 Pseudosuchia - Rotodactylidae
"Rhynchosauroides tumidus" = Rotodactylus tumidus2
"Rhynchosauroides tumidus" = Rotodactylus tumidus2 Morton 1897 archosaur
part of slab MM L1677
Osteichthyes
 Tetrapoda -
Typopus sp.1 Hitchcock 1845 tetrapod