FHSM VP-2297
Tylosaurus (Marsh, 1872)

Taxonomy

Specimen Info

Kingdom
Animalia
Genus
Tylosaurus
Phylum
Chordata
Species
Class
Reptilia
Author
Marsh
Order
Squamata
Year
1872
Family
Mosasauridae
Collected by
Walker, M.V. et al.
Date Collected
1968-12-04
Identified By
Walker, M.V.
Date Identified
1967-06-22
Type
Number of Pieces
75
Description
Skeleton; Partial Skeleton, ; ; Rib, ; ; Vertebra, ; Pectoral Girdle; Scapula,

Locality

Lithostratigraphy

Country
United States of America
State/Province
Kansas
County
Ellis
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 (2 of 2)

Everhart, M.J., . 2005b. Earliest record of the genus Tylosaurus (Squamata: Mosasauridae) from the Fort Hays Limestone (Lower Coniacian) of western Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science , 108:149-155
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