FHSM VP-322
Platecarpus tympaniticus (Cope, E.D., 1869)

Taxonomy

Specimen Info

Kingdom
Animalia
Genus
Platecarpus
Phylum
Chordata
Species
tympaniticus
Class
Reptilia
Author
Cope, E.D.
Order
Squamata
Year
1869
Family
Mosasauridae
Collected by
Sternberg, G.F.
Date Collected
1950-10-30
Identified By
Russell, D.A.
Date Identified
1905-05-20
Type
Number of Pieces
Description
Skeleton; Complete Skeleton,

Locality

Lithostratigraphy

Country
United States of America
State/Province
Kansas
County
Gove
Remarks
Information withheld. Please contact FHSM for detailed locality information
Group
Colorado
Formation
Niobrara
Member
Smoky Hill
Zone
Bed
Local Fauna

Chronostratigraphy

Biostratigraphy

Earliest Era
Mesozoic
Latest Era
Mesozoic
Earliest Period
Cretaceous
Latest Period
Cretaceous
Earliest Epoch
Upper
Latest Epoch
Upper
Earliest Age
Santonian
Latest Age
Santonian
Lowest Zone
Highest Zone

Publications (2 of 2)

Caldwell, M.W., Konishi, T.. 2007. Taxonomic re-assignment of the first-known mosasaur specimen from Japan and a discussion of circum-Pacific mosasaur paleobiogeography . Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 27:517-520
Everhart, M.J., . 2008b. A bitten skull of Tylosaurus kansasensis (Squamata: Mosasauridae) and a review of mosasaur-on-mosasaur pathologies in the fossil record. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science , 111:251-262