FHSM VP-398
Elasmosauridae (Cope, 1869)

Taxonomy

Specimen Info

Kingdom
Animalia
Genus
Phylum
Chordata
Species
Class
Reptilia
Author
Cope
Order
Plesiosauria
Year
1869
Family
Elasmosauridae
Collected by
Hooker, R.B.
Date Collected
Identified By
Sternberg, G.F.;O'Keefe, F.R.
Date Identified
2019-08-15
Type
Number of Pieces
26
Description
Skeleton; Partial Skeleton,

Locality

Lithostratigraphy

Country
United States of America
State/Province
Kansas
County
Logan
Remarks
Information withheld. Please contact FHSM for detailed locality information
Group
Montana
Formation
Pierre
Member
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
Campanian
Latest Age
Campanian
Lowest Zone
Highest Zone

Publications (1 of 1)

Everhart, M.J., . 2005d. Elasmosaurid remains from the Pierre Shale (Upper Cretaceous) of western Kansas. Possible missing elements of the type specimen of Elasmosaurus playurus Cope 1868?. www.PalArch.nl., vertebrate paleontology, 4:19-32