Also known as Heddington
Where: England, United Kingdom (51.8° N, 1.2° W: paleocoordinates 42.4° N, 8.7° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
• small collection-level geographic resolution
When: Beckley Sands Member (Kingston Formation), Middle Oxfordian (161.2 - 155.7 Ma)
• The specimen was historically considered to have been from the Lower Calcareous Grit (Watson 1911), this suggests that it was from what today is considered the Beckley Sands Member of the Kingston Formation. If the Lower Calcareous Grit determination proves to be wrong, then the only unit the specimen could pertain to is the Wheatley Limestone Member of the Stanford Formation (Figure 2). This would still put the specimen in the ‘Corallian Gap’, which means that the specimen is still from the middle Oxfordian (Cope 2006).
Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported
Size class: macrofossils
Collected by P. Manning in 1904
Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,
• The specimen (MANCH L6459) was acquired by MANCH from Mr P. Manning on 21 December 1904.
•MANCH = The Manchester Museum, Manchester, United Kingdom
Primary reference: M. T. Young. 2013. Filling the ‘Corallian Gap’: re-description of a metriorhynchid crocodylomorph from the Oxfordian (Late Jurassic) of Headington, England. Historical Biology [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 138711: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 25.01.2013
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