Purbicella type, Durlston Bay (PROXY) (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.6° N, 1.9° W: paleocoordinates 41.5° N, 7.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cypridea posticalis other zone, Worbarrow Tout Member (Lulworth Formation), Middle Berriasian (145.0 - 140.2 Ma)

• Lower part of the Cherty Freshwater Member, in the upper part of the Lulworth Formation = Worbarrow Tour Mbr

•Exact bed unknown, but the horizon is below the Sunnydown Farm microvertebrate beds (DB 102/103 and DB 98-100, and above the ‘Mammal Bed’ at DB 83 (Marly Freshwater Member).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; shale

• The Purbeck Limestone Group was deposited in shallow brackish and freshwater conditions which were occasionally inundated by a marine water mass.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the BGS

Collection methods: mechanical,

• Transferred to the BGS from the Geological Society of London collection in 1911 and was originally catalogued as ‘Fish jaw: Jurassic: Purbeckian’, but without further locality or horizon data.

Primary reference: S. E. Evans, M. E. H. Jones, and R. Matsumoto. 2012. A new lizard skull from the Purbeck Limestone Group (Lower Cretaceous) of England. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 183(6):517-524 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138440: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 18.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Podocopida - Cyprididae
 Squamata -
Purbicella ragei n. gen. n. sp.
Purbicella ragei n. gen. n. sp. Evans et al. 2012 lizard
BGS GSb581 - holotype (an articulated skull preserved in ventral view)