FHSM VP-13965
Plesiosauria (de Blainville, 1835)

Taxonomy

Specimen Info

Kingdom
Animalia
Genus
Phylum
Chordata
Species
Class
Reptilia
Author
de Blainville
Order
Plesiosauria
Year
1835
Family
Collected by
Everhart, M.J.; Everhart, P.A.
Date Collected
1992-03-28
Identified By
Everhart, M.J.
Date Identified
2001-08-01
Type
Number of Pieces
3
Description
; Vertebra,

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 (3 of 3)

Everhart, M.J., . 2003a. First records of plesiosaur remains in the lower Smoky Hill Chalk Member (Upper Coniacian) of the Niobrara Formation in western Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science , 106:139-148
Everhart, M.J., . 2004b. New data regarding the skull of Dolichorhynchops osborni (Plesiosauroidea: Polycotylidae) from rediscovered photos of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology specimen.. Paludicola, 4:74-80
Everhart, M.J., . 2004d. Plesiosaurs as the food of mosasaurs; new data on the stomach contents of a Tylosaurus prorigor (Squamata: Mosasauridae) from the Niobrara Formation of western Kansas. The Mosasaur, 7:41-46