Kopinge (Cretaceous of Sweden)

Also known as Kopinge Molla, Persson locality no. 11

Where: Sweden (55.5° N, 13.9° E: paleocoordinates 45.7° N, 14.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Kopinge Sandstone Formation, Campanian (83.6 - 72.1 Ma)

• "Age: The 'Kipinge sandstone' has been recorded from a number of small outcrops, the majority of which are not accessible today, northeast of the town of Ystad. Christensen (1986) recorded two belemnite assemblages from the area, i.e., an older one comprising Belemnellocamax mammillatus (Nilsson, 1826) and Belemnitella mucronata (Schlottheim, 1813), and a younger one with B. mucronata and Belemnitella aff. langei Jeletzky, 1948. Ammonites from the Kopinge district indicate an early late Campanian age (Kennedy and Christensen, 1997)."

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. Lindgren. 2005. The first record of Hainosaurus (Reptilia: Mosasauridae) from Sweden. Journal of Paleontology 79(6):1157-1165 [M. Carrano/H. Street]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 102884: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Hallie Street on 20.01.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasauridae indet., "Hainosaurus sp." = Tylosaurus
Mosasauridae indet. Gervais 1852 mosasaur
skull fragment, tooth
"Hainosaurus sp." = Tylosaurus Marsh 1872 mosasaur