FHSM VP-2219
Coniasaurus (Owen in Dixon, 1851)

Taxonomy

Specimen Info

Kingdom
Animalia
Genus
Coniasaurus
Phylum
Chordata
Species
Class
Reptilia
Author
Owen in Dixon
Order
Squamata
Year
1851
Family
Dolichosauridae
Collected by
Eberly, J.D.
Date Collected
1967-07-01
Identified By
Walker, M.V.
Date Identified
1967-07-04
Type
Number of Pieces
1
Description
vertebrae,

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)

Shimada, K., Bell, G.L.. 2006. Coniasaurus Owen, 1850 (Reptilia: Squamata), from the Upper Cretaceous Niobrara Chalk of western Kansas. Journal of Paleontology, 80:589-593
Shimada, K., Everhart, M.J. & Ewell, K.. 2007. A unique reptilian (large dolichosaurid lizard?) from the Upper Cretaceous Niobrara Chalk of western Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 110:213-219