Staffin (Jurassic to of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (57.2° N, 6.5° W: paleocoordinates 46.6° N, 4.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Duntulm Formation, Middle Bathonian to Middle Bathonian (167.7 - 164.7 Ma)

• the stratigraphic source of the specimen cannot be determined with certainty, the boat slipway at Staffin lies on rocks of the Duntulm Formation above horizons of Praeexogyra (mid-late Bathonian)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by D. Cooper in the 1980s

• found by David Cooper ex situ ‘within yards of the boat slipway at Staffin’ in the late 1980s (D. Cooper pers. comm. to D.A.R., 1995).

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 165072: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 12.01.2015

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Taxonomic list

 Ichthyosauria -
Ichthyosauria indet. de Blainville 1835 ichthyosaur
GLAHM 152379: portion of the palatal process of a right pterygoid