Scelidosaurus juvenile, Charmouth beach (BMNH): Late/Upper Sinemurian, United Kingdom
collected by G. F. Jackson 1954

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Cephalopoda - Ammonoidea
Ammonoidea indet. Zittel 1884
Rixon 1968
Scelidosaurus sp. Owen 1861
1 individual
    = Fabrosauridae indet. Galton 1972
Thulborn 1977
    = Scelidosaurus sp. Owen 1861
Carrano 2020
see common names

Country:United Kingdom State/province:England County:Dorset
Coordinates: 50.7° North, 2.9° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:37.4° North, 3.8° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Jurassic Epoch:Early/Lower Jurassic
Stage:Sinemurian 10 m.y. bin:Jurassic 1
Key time interval:Late/Upper Sinemurian Ammonoid zone: Asteroceras obtusum
Age range of interval:196.50000 - 189.60000 m.y. ago
Geological group:Lias Formation:Charmouth Mudstone Member:Black Ven Marl
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:concretionary "limestone"
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: fossil from a Flatstone Nodule
Environment:marine indet.
Modes of preservation:body,concretion
Degree of concentration:dispersed
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Spatial orientation:life position
Preservation of anatomical detail:excellent
Articulated whole bodies:all
Temporal resolution:snapshot
Spatial resolution:allochthonous
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:surface (float),acetic,field collection,survey of museum collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Museum repositories:BMNH
Collectors:G. F. Jackson Collection dates:1954
Collection method comments: privately collected and sold to BMNH in 1955; originally in Lyme Regis Museum
Database number:52749
Authorizer:M. Carrano Enterer:M. Carrano
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2005-08-19 10:26:33 Last modified:2015-02-02 12:16:53
Access level:the public Released:2005-08-19 10:26:33
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

54253. Anonymous. 1955. British Museum (Natural History). Nature 176(4487):815-816 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]

Secondary references:

14199ETE M. T. Carrano. 2020. Taxonomic opinions on the Dinosauria. [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
31216ETE J. B. Delair. 1960. The Mesozoic reptiles of Dorset. Part two. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 80:52-90 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/R. Benson]
27171ETE B. H. Newman. 1968. The Jurassic dinosaur Scelidosaurus harrisoni, Owen. Palaeontology 11(1):40-43 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
14201ETE A. E. Rixon. 1968. The development of the remains of a small Scelidosaurus from a Lias nodule. Museums Journal 67:315-321 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
14202ETE R. A. Thulborn. 1977. Relationships of the Lower Jurassic dinosaur Scelidosaurus harrisonii. Journal of Paleontology 51(4):725-739 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]