Lavernock Point (Triassic of the United Kingdom)

Where: Wales, United Kingdom (51.4° N, 3.2° W: paleocoordinates 35.8° N, 0.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Blue Anchor Formation (Mercia Mudstone Group), Rhaetian (208.5 - 201.3 Ma)

• "Sully Beds" = "Grey Marls" of the "Keuper Series"

•fossils from 6 ft. below the Rhaetic

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; marl

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by J. Storrie in the 1890s

Primary reference: L. Richardson. 1905. The Rhaetic and contiguous deposits of Glamorganshire. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 61(243):385-424 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 72293: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 30.05.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Sphaerodus sp. Agassiz 1843
Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Trematosauridae
Trematosaurus sp. Burmeister 1849 tetrapod
 Temnospondyli -
Mastodonsaurus sp. Jaeger 1828 tetrapod
Reptilia
 Phytosauria -
Palaeosaurus sp. Riley and Stutchbury 1836 archosaur