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By M. J. Benton, P. S. Spencer (auth.)

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British Fossil reptile websites are of foreign significance considering the fact that they comprise is still that fill the time gaps poorly identified in other places. They comprise wealthy vintage reptile beds that have been the resource of dozens of vital specimens. This quantity info all these websites that experience yielded fossil reptiles. The fifty most crucial localities are defined intimately and an in depth bibliography of every thing released on British Fossil reptiles on the grounds that 1676 is provided.

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B. Thompson, pers. , 1988). In a paper to the Geological Society of London on 24th February 1841, Owen referred most of the Grinshill material to a species of Labyrinthodon (Le. Mastodonsaurus), an amphibian which Jaeger (1828) had described from the Late Triassic of Germany. Owen (1842b, 1842c) later recognized the reptilian affinities of the material and named it Rhynchosaurus articeps. Further specimens of Rhynchosaurus provided more detail for the description of the skull (Owen, 1859a, 1863a).

Late Triassic in age). He argued that a major unconformity in the British sequence corresponded to most of the Mid Triassic and represented the Muschelkalk. Warrington et al. 2). , 1980; Warrington and Ivimey-Cook, 1992). The Sherwood Sandstone Group includes the former 'Bunter Sandstone' and the arenaceous (lower) parts of the former British 'Keuper'. , 1980). The group comprises up to 1500 m of arenaceous deposits that form the lower part of British Triassic successions. The sandstones are red, yellow or brown in colour, and pebbly units occur, especially in the Midlands.

1968, p. 74): Thickness (ft) Coarse sandstone, white to pale yellow, often felspathic and gritty, becoming pebbly downwards; five reptiles recovered from one horizon, and one from the course below Description The quarries at Cutties Hillock comprise the type locality for the Cutties Hillock Sandstone Formation (sensu Benton and Walker, 1985, pp. 3 Part of the worked face at the east end of the main quarry, Cutties Hillock, showing cross-bedding. The fossil reptile remains were recovered from the foot of the cross-bedded units.

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