Isle of Portland, Purbeck (general) (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Portland Island

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.6° N, 2.4° W: paleocoordinates 41.4° N, 7.5° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Mupe Member (Lulworth Formation), Early/Lower Berriasian (145.0 - 140.2 Ma)

• 'Ash Beds' of the Broken Beds Member of the Mupe Member of the Lulworth Formation (Kear et al. 2006)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: R. Lydekker. 1890. Contributions to our knowledge of the dinosaurs of the Wealden and the sauropterygians of the Purbeck and Oxford Clay. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 46:36-53 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139598: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 14.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia -
"Cryptocleidoidea indet." = Cryptoclidia
"Cryptocleidoidea indet." = Cryptoclidia Ketchum and Benson 2010 plesiosaur
Two cervical vertebrae BMNH 1607 (reported erroneously as 41235, 45904)