Winspit Quarry, Isle of Portland: Tithonian, United Kingdom
collected by Mr W. R. Brodie <1871

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Sauropterygia
Plesiosaurus winspitensis n. sp. Seeley 1871
1 individual
nomen dubium belonging to Plesiosauria
CAMSM J.5345, J.5346: cervical and pectoral vertebrae
see common names

Country:United Kingdom State/province:England County:Dorset
Coordinates: 50.6° North, 2.0° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:41.3° North, 8.0° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Jurassic Epoch:Late/Upper Jurassic
Stage:Tithonian 10 m.y. bin:Jurassic 6
Key time interval:Tithonian
Age range of interval:152.10000 - 145.00000 m.y. ago
Geological group:Portland Formation:Portland Stone Member:Chilmark
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: "Portland oolite"
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: not reported
Environment:marine indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:selective quarrying,mechanical,survey of museum collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collectors:Mr W. R. Brodie Collection dates:<1871
Collection method comments: Specimens at Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge (CAMSM)
Database number:140703
Authorizer:R. Benson Enterer:R. Benson
Modifier:M. Uhen Research group:paleoentomology
Created:2013-03-15 05:12:05 Last modified:2018-11-15 15:40:59
Access level:the public Released:2013-03-15 05:12:05
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

34577. H. G. Seeley. 1871. On a new species of Plesiosaurus from the Portland limestone. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4th series) 8:181-185 [M. Carrano/H. Street/R. Benson]

Secondary references:

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]
31457ETE J. B. Delair. 1993. Reptilia from the Portland Stone (Upper Jurassic) of England: a preliminary survey of the material and the literature. Modern Geology 18:331-348 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]