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Swindon Brick and Tile Company brick pit (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Omosaurus/Dacentrurus type

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.6° N, 1.8° W: paleocoordinates 42.2° N, 8.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (Kimmeridge Clay Formation), Late/Upper Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 150.8 Ma)

• exact horizon unknown, but believed to be Aulacostephanus pseduomutabilis and/or Rasenia mutabilis Zones (now = Aulacostephanus eudoxus and Aulacostephanus mutabilis Zones)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, concretionary claystone

• bones in septarian nodules in the clay

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: concretion

Collected by J. Shopland, Davies in 18741875, 1894; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1875. Monographs on the fossil Reptilia of the Mesozoic formations. Part II. (Genera Bothriospondylus, Cetiosaurus, Omosaurus). 29:15-93 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 47421: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 24.02.2005

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