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New dinosaur and crocodylomorph material from the Middle Jurassic (Bathonian) Kilmaluag Formation, Skye, Scotland

S. Wills, P. M. Barrett and A. Walker
New dinosaur and crocodylomorph material from the Middle Jurassic (Bathonian) Kilmaluag Formation, Skye, Scotland
Scottish Journal of Geology (October 2014) 50 (2): 183-190

Abstract

Archosaur specimens collected from the Kilmaluag Formation (Great Estuarine Group) of Cladach a'Ghlinne, Skye are described. These comprise crocodylomorph material; a pubis and group of osteoderms with an associated tooth; a theropod tooth; and a dinosaur limb bone. The material is regionally important as the Skye assemblage is dominated by aquatic amphibians and amphibious reptiles with terrestrial taxa being comparatively rare. The crocodylomorph pubis is referable to an indeterminate mesoeucrocodylian; the osteoderms and associated tooth to an indeterminate neosuchian. The Kilmaluag Formation has now yielded the only associated and articulated terrestrial/freshwater Middle Jurassic crocodylomorphs from the UK thus far. The theropod tooth is referable to an indeterminate theropod, and provides the first body fossil evidence of a small theropod taxon from the Bathonian of the Hebridean Basin. The dinosaur limb bone is regarded conservatively as an indeterminate dinosaur although it does possess possible theropod affinities.


ISSN: 0036-9276
EISSN: 2041-4951
Coden: SJGEAX
Serial Title: Scottish Journal of Geology
Serial Volume: 50
Serial Issue: 2
Title: New dinosaur and crocodylomorph material from the Middle Jurassic (Bathonian) Kilmaluag Formation, Skye, Scotland
Affiliation: Natural History Museum, Department of Earth Sciences, London, United Kingdom
Pages: 183-190
Published: 201410
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society Publishing House for the Geological Societies of Edinburgh and Glasgow, Bath, United Kingdom
References: 45
Accession Number: 2014-105159
Categories: Vertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch map
N57°17'60" - N57°17'60", W06°15'00" - W06°15'00"
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201452
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