FHSM VP-13908
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
Everhart, M.J. et al.
Date Collected
1991-03-25
Identified By
Sheldon, A.
Date Identified
1991-04-15
Type
Number of Pieces
4
Description
Vertebra; Dorsal,

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
Quinter south

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., . 2001. Revisions to the biostratigraphy of the Mosasauridae (Squamata) in the Smoky Hill Chalk member of the Niobrara Chalk (Late Cretaceous) of Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science , 104:59-78
Everhart, M.J., . 2002. New data on cranial measurements and body length of the mosasaur Tylosaurus nepaeolicus (Squamata: Mosasauridae), from the Niobrara Formation of western Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science , 105:33-43