Watton Cliff (West Cliff), Dorset (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 2.8° W: paleocoordinates 40.3° N, 8.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Forest Marble Formation (Great Oolite Group), Late/Upper Bathonian (167.7 - 164.7 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: crevasse splay; mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: S. E. Evans. 1992. Small reptiles and amphibians from the Forest Marble (Middle Jurassic) of Dorset. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 113:201-202 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 57124: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 02.12.2005, edited by Matthew Carrano, Roger Benson, Mark Uhen, Richard Butler and Mark Bell

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Lonchidiidae
"Lissodus pattersoni n. sp." = Parvodus pattersoni3, Lissodus wardi n. sp.3
"Lissodus pattersoni n. sp." = Parvodus pattersoni3 Duffin 1985 elasmobranch
Holotype: P. 58698 (BM(NH)), a complete tooth; 2 fragmentary teeth P. 58699-58700. 13 isolated teeth P. 60708 - P. 60720
Lissodus wardi n. sp.3 Duffin 1985 elasmobranch
Holotype: P. 58701 (BM(NH)), incomplete tooth; two fragmentary teeth P. 58702-58703, P. 60771
Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpetontidae indet. Fox and Naylor 1982 tetrapod
 Salientia -
 Salientia - Discoglossidae
Discoglossidae indet.4 G√ľnther 1859 painted frog
 Caudata -
Caudata indet.4 salamander
Caudata "indet. A" salamander
"Kirtlington Salamander A"
Marmorerpeton sp. Evans et al. 1988 salamander
Reptilia
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines4
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines4 Batsch 1788 turtle
 Testudines - Pleurosternidae
? Pleurosternidae indet.4 Cope 1868 turtle
 Testudines -
Cryptodira indet.4 Cope 1868 turtle
 Saurischia -
Theropoda indet.4 theropod
sacral centrum
 Avetheropoda -
 Ornithischia -
Ornithischia indet.4 ornithischian
 Ornithischia - Fabrosauridae
? Fabrosauridae indet.4 Galton 1972 ornithischian
 Pterosauria - Pterodactylidae
 Pterosauria - Rhamphorhynchidae
Rhamphorhynchidae indet. Seeley 1870 pterosaur
 Loricata - Goniopholididae
"Goniopholidae indet." = Goniopholididae
"Goniopholidae indet." = Goniopholididae Cope 1875 crocodilian
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet.4 crocodilian
 Loricata - Teleosauridae
Teleosauridae indet. Geoffroy 1831 marine crocodile
 Eosuchia -
Lepidosauromorpha "indet. A" crown diapsid
"Kirtlington Reptilia A"
 Squamata -
Squamata indet. Oppel 1811 lizard
Scincomorpha indet.4 Camp 1923 lizard
 Rhynchocephalia -
Sphenodontia indet. rhynchocephalian
 Choristodera -
Choristodera indet.4 choristodere
Cteniogenys sp. Gilmore 1928 choristodere
Osteichthyes
 Therapsida -
 Therapsida - Tritylodontidae
Tritylodontidae indet.4 Cope 1884 therapsid
Stereognathus ooliticus6 Charlesworth 1854 therapsid
 Therapsida -
Millsodon superstes1 Butler and Hooker 2005 mammaliaform
BMNH M46183, a last left lower molariform (m3) Described by Kermack et al. (1998) as a right lower molar of type
Morganucodon tardus n. sp.2 Butler and Sigogneau-Russel 2016 mammaliaform
Mammalia
  -
Mammalia indet.4 Linnaeus 1758 mammal
 Triconodonta -
Triconodonta indet. Osborn 1888 triconodont
 Morganucodonta -
Stylidens hookeri n. gen. n. sp.2
Stylidens hookeri n. gen. n. sp.2 Butler and Sigogneau-Russel 2016 mammal
 Eutriconodonta - Amphilestidae
Phascolotherium simpsoni n. sp.2 Butler and Sigogneau-Russel 2016 mammal
 Pantotheria -
Eupantotheria indet.4 Kermack and Musset 1958 mammal
 Theriiformes -
Palaeoxonodon sp.4 Freeman 1976 mammal
 Peramura - Peramuridae
Peramuridae indet.4 Kretzoi 1946 mammal
 Prototribosphenida - Amphitheriidae
Amphitheriidae indet.4 Owen 1846 mammal
 Theriiformes -
Amphitherium sp.4 de Blainville 1838 mammal
 Docodonta - Docodontidae
Borealestes serendipitus7 Waldman and Savage 1972 dodocont
 Docodonta - Simpsonodontidae
Simpsonodon sp.4 Kermack et al. 1987 dodocont
 Allotheria -
Allotheria indet.1 mammal
BMNH M46056, left I2
Eleutherodon oxfordensis5 Kermack et al. 1998 mammal
 Multituberculata - Hahnotheriidae
Hahnotherium antiquum1 Butler and Hooker 2005 multituberculate
Tooth initially described by Freeman (1976)