About the Authors

Dean R. Lomax

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

dean.lomax@manchester.ac.uk

Affiliation School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, United Kingdom

Paul De la Salle

Roles Conceptualization, Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation The Etches Collection–Museum of Jurassic Marine Life, Dorset, United Kingdom

Judy A. Massare

Roles Conceptualization, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of the Earth Sciences, State University of New York, College at Brockport, Brockport, NY, United States of America

Ramues Gallois

Roles Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Gallois Geological Consultancy, Exeter, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

Author affiliations of Gallois Geological Consultancy and the Etches Collection do not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.