Valmer railway cutting (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Lewes

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.9° N, 0.0° E: paleocoordinates 39.2° N, 4.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cretaceous (145.0 - 66.0 Ma)

• Stratigraphic horizon not stated

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Henry Catt in <1851

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• Found during cutting of the Lewes Railway

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 137422: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 17.12.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia -
Polyptychodon interruptus Owen 1841 plesiosaur