Steyning chalk-pit (Cretaceous to of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.9° N, 0.3° W: paleocoordinates 40.3° N, 1.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Chalk Group, Cenomanian to Cenomanian (100.5 - 86.3 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; chalk

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1850. Descriptions of the fossils of the Chalk Formation. Description of the fossil reptiles of the Chalk Formation. The Geology and Fossils of the Tertiary and Cretaceous Formations of Sussex 378-404 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140705: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 15.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae
Plesiosaurus constrictus n. sp. Owen 1850 elasmosaur
partial anterior cervical vertebra first reported by Owen (1850, p. 398)