Westhay Water, ichthyosaur site (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 3.0° W: paleocoordinates 37.9° N, 6.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: polymorphous ammonoid zone, Stonebarrow Marls Member (Charmouth Mudstone Formation), Early/Lower Pliensbachian (189.6 - 183.0 Ma)

• From bed 110a of Lang et al (1928); near to the extreme low water mark on the wave-cut platform

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marl and mudstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 2004; reposited in the BMNH

• Collected by staff from the Natural History Museum and Lyme Regis Museum

Primary reference: S. P. Bennett, P. M. Barrett, M. E. Collinson, S. Moore-Fay, P. G. Davis and C. P. Palmer. 2012. A new specimen of Ichthyosaurus communis from Dorset, UK, and its bearing on the stratigraphical range of the species. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 123:146-154 [P. Mannion/J. Tennant]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139701: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 15.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Ichthyosauria -
Ichthyosaurus communis Conybeare 1821 ichthyosaur
NHMUK R15907