Old Leamington Quarry (Triassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.3° N, 1.5° W: paleocoordinates 15.4° N, 10.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bromsgrove Sandstone Formation (Sherwood Sandstone Group), Middle Triassic (247.2 - 237.0 Ma)

• top of the Building Stones beds

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; concretionary sandstone

• "light-coloured sand with an irregularly denuded surface, containing concretionary masses of sandstone"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: R. I. Murchison and H. E. Strickland. 1837. On the upper formations of the New Red System in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, and Warwickshire; showing that the Red or Saliferous, including a peculiar band of sandstone, represent the "Keuper" or "Marnes irisées;" with some account of the underlying sandstone of Ombersley, Bromsgrove, and Warwick, priving that it is the "Bunter Sandstein" or "Grès bigarré" of foreign geologists. Transactions of the Geological Society of London, series 2 5(26):331-348 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 34402: authorized by Jason Head, entered by Jason Head on 29.08.2003, edited by Matthew Carrano and Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Palaeonisciformes - Palaeoniscidae
? Gyrolepis sp.3 Agassiz 1843
Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Mastodonsauridae
"Stenotosaurus" sp.4 Romer 1947 tetrapod
 Temnospondyli -
Mastodonsaurus sp.4 Jaeger 1828 tetrapod
Reptilia
 Rhynchosauria - Rhynchosauridae
"Rhynchosaurus brodiei" = Langeronyx brodiei1
"Rhynchosaurus brodiei" = Langeronyx brodiei1 Benton 1990 rhynchosaur
WARMS Gz1046, small right premaxilla
 Archosauria -
Archosauria indet.2 Cope 1869 archosaur
BGM/GSM 4873, tooth
 Eosuchia -
"Labyrinthodon scutulatus n. sp." = Rhombopholis scutulata5
"Labyrinthodon scutulatus n. sp." = Rhombopholis scutulata5 Owen 1842 archosauromorph
WARMS Gz10, small block containing four vertebrae, five limb bones, seven other pieces, representing two individuals