FHSM VP-6618
Sauropterygia (Owen, 1860)

Taxonomy

Specimen Info

Kingdom
Animalia
Genus
Phylum
Chordata
Species
Class
Reptilia
Author
Owen
Order
Year
1860
Family
Collected by
Cox, M. et al.
Date Collected
1981-02
Identified By
Zakrzewski, R.J.
Date Identified
1981-03-01
Type
Number of Pieces
300+
Description
Skeleton; Partial Skeleton, ; ; Vertebra, partial spinal column; ; Rib, fragmentary

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
Greenhorn
Member
Pfeifer
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