Headfoldwood Common, Loxwood (Cretaceous to of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Headfold-wood, Tilgate

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.1° N, 0.5° W: paleocoordinates 42.0° N, 9.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Wealden Group, Late/Upper Berriasian to Late/Upper Berriasian (145.0 - 132.9 Ma)

• 'Hastings Beds' now a subgroup that includes the Ashdown Formation, the Wadhurst Clay Formation and the Tunbridge Wells Sand Formation.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; ferruginous claystone

• "above them the mass was yellowish-brown clay, with micaceous sandstone occurring occasionally; and below the clay were large tabular masses of the calcareous grit. Immediately beneath this stone the bones were impacted in ferruginous and marly clay; under this were veins of blue clay, containing selenite."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by R. Murchison in 1824

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: R. I. Murchison. 1826. Geological sketch of the north-western extremity of Sussex, and the adjoining parts of Hants and Surrey. Transactions of the Geological Society of London, series 2 2:97-107 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 187192: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 17.07.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Sauria -
Sauria indet. diapsid
vertebra, other fragments
 Saurischia - Megalosauridae
? Megalosaurus sp. Parkinson 1822 tetanuran
 Neornithischia -
? Iguanodon sp. Mantell 1825 bird foot dinosaur
femur