Valtos, Isle of Skye (Jurassic to of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Carraig Mhor

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (57.6° N, 6.2° W: paleocoordinates 46.5° N, 4.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Valtos Sandstone Formation (Great Estuarine Group), Late/Upper Bajocian to Late/Upper Bajocian (171.6 - 166.1 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 2013

• found in "a loose block on the foreshore"

Primary reference: S. L. Brusatte, M. T. Young, T. J. Challands, N. D. L. Clark, V. Fischer, N. C. Fraser, J. J. Liston, C. C. J. MacFayden, D. A. Ross, S. Walsh, and M. Wilkinson. 2015. Ichthyosaurs from the Jurassic of Skye, Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology [P. Mannion/J. Tennant]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 165071: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 12.01.2015, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Loricata - Atoposauridae
Theriosuchus sp. Owen 1878 crocodilian
NMS G. 2014.52.1
 Ichthyosauria -
Ichthyosauria indet. de Blainville 1835 ichthyosaur
NMS G. 2014.21.2: single incomplete vertebral centrum