FHSM VP-4516
Platecarpus (Cope, 1869)

Taxonomy

Specimen Info

Kingdom
Animalia
Genus
Platecarpus
Phylum
Chordata
Species
Class
Reptilia
Author
Cope
Order
Squamata
Year
1869
Family
Mosasauridae
Collected by
Dean, G.
Date Collected
1925
Identified By
Kovach, J.T.
Date Identified
1975-11-02
Type
Number of Pieces
75
Description
Skeleton; Partial Skeleton,

Locality

Lithostratigraphy

Country
United States of America
State/Province
Kansas
County
Graham
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 (1 of 1)

Everhart, M.J., . 2008b. A bitten skull of Tylosaurus kansasensis (Squamata: Mosasauridae) and a review of mosasaur-on-mosasaur pathologies in the fossil record. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science , 111:251-262