Lossiemouth Sandstone

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Lossiemouth Sandstone
Stratigraphic range: Carnian
Type Geological formation
Location
Country Scotland

The Lossiemouth Sandstone is a Late Triassic (Carnian) geologic formation. Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.[1]

Paleofauna[edit]

Vertebrates reported from the Lossiemouth Sandstone
Genus Species Location Stratigraphic position Material Notes Images

Dasygnathus

D. longidens

Renamed Ornithosuchus longidens

Erpetosuchus

E. Granti

A Crurotarsan

Hyperodapedon

H. gordoni

A Rhynchosaur

Leptopleuron

L. lacertinum

A Procolophonid

Ornithosuchus

O. longidens

An Ornithosuchid

O. taylori

Junior synonym of O. longidens

O. woodwardi

Junior synonym of O. longidens

Saltopus[2]

S. elginensis[2]

"Partial postcranial skeleton."[2]

A Dinosauriform

Scleromochlus

S. taylori

An Avemetatarsalian

Stagonolepis

S. robertsoni

An Aetosaur

Telerpeton

T. elginense

Junior synonym of Leptopleuron

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Weishampel, et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution." Pp. 517-607.
  2. ^ a b c "Table 2.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 26.

References[edit]

  • Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. 861 pp. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.