Potton Sands

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Coordinates: 52°07′41″N 0°12′54″W / 52.128°N 0.215°W / 52.128; -0.215

Potton Sands
Stratigraphic range: Early Cretaceous
Type Geological formation
Region Europe

The Potton Sands is a geological formation in Bedfordshire, England whose strata date back to the Early Cretaceous. Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.[1]

Vertebrate paleofauna[edit]

  • Theropoda indet. (=?Megalosaurus sp.)[1]
  • Titanosauriformes indet.[1]
  • Craterosaurus pottonensis[1] - "Incomplete dorsal vertebra, adult."[2]
  • Iguanodon cf. bernissartensis[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Early Cretaceous, Europe)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 556-563. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.
  2. ^ "Table 16.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 344.