Chalk Marl near Lewes (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.9° N, 0.0° E: paleocoordinates 39.7° N, 1.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Chalk Group, Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• 'Chalk Marl just above the Greensand

Environment/lithology: marine; calcareous mudstone

• chalk marl

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Mr Potter in 1847

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1851. Monograph on the fossil Reptilia of the Cretaceous Formations. Part I. Chelonia (Lacertilia, etc.). The Palaeontographical Society, London 1851:1-118 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137421: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 17.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia -
Polyptychodon interruptus Owen 1841 plesiosaur
20-30 associated teeth