FHSM VP-698
Trinacromerum (Cragin, 1888)

Taxonomy

Specimen Info

Kingdom
Animalia
Genus
Trinacromerum
Phylum
Chordata
Species
Class
Reptilia
Author
Cragin
Order
Plesiosauria
Year
1888
Family
Polycotylidae
Collected by
Sternberg, G.F.
Date Collected
1956-06-15
Identified By
Schumacher
Date Identified
1956-07-12
Type
Number of Pieces
1
Description
Skeleton; Partial Skeleton, ; ; Rib, several fragments; Pelvic Girdle; Ilium, (2); ; Vertebra, ; Limb; Phalanx, several

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
Carlile
Member
Blue 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
Turonian
Latest Age
Turonian
Lowest Zone
Highest Zone

Publications (2 of 2)

Schumacher, B.A., Everhart, M.J.. 2005. A stratigraphic and taxonomic review of plesiosaurs from the old "Fort Benton Group" of Central Kansas: a new assessment of old records. Paludicola, 5:33-54
Schumacher, B.A., 2016. Polycotylus latipinnis Cope (Plesiosauria, Polycotylidae), a Nearly Complete Skeleton from the Niobrara Formation (Early Campanian) of Southwestern South Dakota. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 36:e1031341