Plesiochelys planiceps type (?Isle of Portland) (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.6° N, 2.4° W: paleocoordinates 41.3° N, 7.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Tithonian (152.1 - 145.0 Ma)

• 'Portland sandstone'

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by W. Buckland in <1842; reposited in the OUM

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1842. Report on British fossil reptiles, part II. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 11:60-204 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137747: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 19.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Plesiochelyidae
"Chelone planiceps n. sp." = Plesiochelys planiceps
"Chelone planiceps n. sp." = Plesiochelys planiceps Owen 1842 turtle
Prof. Buckland possesses. . . a beautiful specimen of the skull of a chelonian from the Portland sandstone: OUM JI582