FHSM VP-16459
Polycotylidae (Williston, 1908)

Taxonomy

Specimen Info

Kingdom
Animalia
Genus
Phylum
Chordata
Species
Class
Reptilia
Author
Williston
Order
Plesiosauria
Year
1908
Family
Polycotylidae
Collected by
Decker, R.; Decker, P.
Date Collected
Identified By
Everhart, M.J.
Date Identified
2005-12-21
Type
Number of Pieces
>30
Description
Skeleton; Partial Skeleton,

Locality

Lithostratigraphy

Country
United States of America
State/Province
Kansas
County
Jewell
Remarks
Information withheld. Please contact FHSM for detailed locality information
Group
Colorado
Formation
Niobrara
Member
Fort Hays
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
Coniacian
Latest Age
Coniacian
Lowest Zone
Highest Zone

Publications (3 of 3)

Everheart, M.J.,. 2006. The occurence of elasmosaurids (Reptilia: Plesiosauria) in the Niobrara Chalk of Western Kansas. Paludicola 5: 170-183.
Kansas Academy of Science, . 2006. Abstracts of the 138th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science, Wichita State University, April 7-8, 2006. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science , 109:247-267
Schmeisser, R.L., Gillette, D.D.. 2009. Unusual Occurrence of Gastroliths in a Polycotylid Plesiosaur from the Upper Cretaceous Tropic Shale, Southern Utah. PALAIOS, 24:453-459