Bearreraig Bay (Jurassic to of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (57.0° N, 6.7° W: paleocoordinates 44.8° N, 4.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Bearreraig Sandstone Formation, Toarcian to Toarcian (182.7 - 168.4 Ma)

• P. aalensis – S. humphriesianum Zones

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Brian Shawcross in 1959

• specimens were recovered ex situ, but in association

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 165073: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Jonathan Tennant on 12.01.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ichthyosauria -
Dearcmhara shawcrossi n. gen. n. sp.
Dearcmhara shawcrossi n. gen. n. sp. Brusatte et al. 2015 ichthyosaur
GLAHM 152378/1–4. An associated distal humerus (GLAHM 152378/1; Fig. 7) and three vertebrae (GLAHM 152378/2–4; Fig. 5a–r), including one anterior dorsal centrum (GLAHM 152378/3) and two anterior caudal centra (GLAHM 152378/2 and 4). The specimens were found associated but in the eventuality that later research determines that they belong to different taxa, the humerus is designated as the name-bearing holotype of Dearcmhara shawcrossi