FHSM VP-2217
Clidastes (Cope, 1868)

Taxonomy

Specimen Info

Kingdom
Animalia
Genus
Clidastes
Phylum
Chordata
Species
Class
Reptilia
Author
Cope
Order
Squamata
Year
1868
Family
Mosasauridae
Collected by
Walker, M.V.; Miller, H.W.
Date Collected
1967-07-23
Identified By
Sheldon, A.
Date Identified
1988-09-13
Type
Number of Pieces
1
Description
vertebra,

Locality

Lithostratigraphy

Country
United States of America
State/Province
Kansas
County
Russell
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)

Everhart, M.J., . 2016. Note on the rare occurrence of mosasaur (Squamata: Mosasauridae) remains in the Blue Hill Shale (Middle Turonian) of Mitchell County, Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science , 119:375-380
Everhart, M.J., Pearson, G.. 2014. An isolated squamate dorsal vertebra from the Late Cretaceous Greenhorn Formation of Mitchell County, Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science , 117:261-269