Encombe estate areas, south of Kingston (Jurassic to of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.9° N, 2.4° W: paleocoordinates 41.7° N, 7.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Purbeck Group, Tithonian to Tithonian (152.1 - 139.8 Ma)

• Originally excavated from unspecified ‘Purbeck beds’

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in <1953; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying,

• purchased by The Natural History Museum, London from Miss M. Munroe in May 1953

Primary reference: B. P. Kear, A. R. Milner, and P. M. Barrett. 2009. Plesiosaur remains from the Jurassic-Cretaceous Purbeck Limestone Group of southern England. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association 120:121-125 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139600: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 14.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia -
Plesiosauroidea indet. Welles 1943 plesiosaur
Immature associated cervical vertebral centrum (NHM R6411), limb girdle fragment (possibly part of a coracoid or pubis: NHM R6410), complete right (NHM R6409) and proximal left propodial (NHM R6412)