Ru-Stoir (Reptile Bed) (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Isle of Eigg

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (56.9° N, 6.2° W: paleocoordinates 46.1° N, 4.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Great Estuarine Group, Bathonian (168.3 - 166.1 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

• The bed itself consists of six to twelve inches of a hard, dark grey, shelly limestone which weathers to a pinkish red on the surface and is rich in bone fragments, fish scales and molluscs

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by H. Miller in 1844

Collection methods: surface (float),

• Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Primary reference: P. O. Persson. 1963. A revision of the classification of the Plesiosauria, with a synopsis of the stratigraphical and geographical distribution of the group. Lunds Universitets Arsskrift N. F. Serie 2 59(1):1-57 [R. Benson/R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140485: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 11.03.2013

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