Lyme Regis (Higgins/Anning collection) (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: United Kingdom (50.7° N, 2.9° W: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 3.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Sinemurian (196.5 - 189.6 Ma)

• "Lower Lias" is only stratigraphic info given, but most fish come from the Bucklandi and Semicostatum zones of the Early Sinemurian, specially the "Fish Bed" and "Fish Bed shales" - both in the Semicostatum zone, but also from the "Saurian shales" and other lower beds in the Bucklandi zone.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by E. Higgins, M. Anning

• Repository: not stated (possibly at Oxford University Museum). Joint collection of Mr. Edmund Higgins of Cheltenham and Miss Anning.

Primary reference: E. Charlesworth. 1839. On the fossil remains of a species of Hybodus from Lyme Regis. Magazine of Natural History, New Series 3:242-248 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139854: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 19.02.2013, edited by Jonathan Tennant and Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
"Hybodus delabecheii n. sp." = Hybodus delabechei
"Hybodus delabecheii n. sp." = Hybodus delabechei Charlesworth 1839 elasmobranch
 Sauropterygia -
Plesiosaurus macrocephalus n. sp.2 Owen 1840 plesiosaur
 Ichthyosauria - Ichthyosauridae
Ichthyosaurus breviceps1 Owen 1881 ichthyosaur