Dorking (Cretaceous to of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.2° N, 0.3° W: paleocoordinates 40.3° N, 1.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

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

• 'Lower Chalk'

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; chalk

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by George Cubitt in <1860

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• DOKDM, Dorking Museum, Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1860. Note on some remains of Polyptychodon from Dorking. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 16:262-263 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137411: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 17.12.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae
Brachauchenius indet. Williston 1903 plesiosaur
Partial skull, DOKDM G/1-2; Owen (1861, p. 20) stated this was from a “railway tunnel through the chalk formations near Frome, Somersetshire”. However, this was likely in error