PTRM V88018, Mud Buttes (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Bowman County, North Dakota (46.0° N, 103.8° W: paleocoordinates 52.6° N, 76.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Hell Creek Formation, Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• datum -14.27, K-T section 9906

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; carbonaceous shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: D. A. Pearson, T. Schaefer, K. R. Johnson, D. J. Nichols, and J. P. Hunter. 2002. Vertebrate biostratigraphy of the Hell Creek Formation in southwestern North Dakota and northwestern South Dakota. In J. H. Hartman, J. R. Johnson, and D. J. Nichols (eds.), The Hell Creek Formation and the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary in the Northern Great Plains: An Integrated Continental Record of the End of the Cretaceous, Geological Society of America Special Paper 361:145-167 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45109: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 06.10.2004, edited by Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Lonchidiidae
"Lissodus selachos" = Lonchidion selachos
"Lissodus selachos" = Lonchidion selachos Estes 1964 elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Myledaphus bipartitus Cope 1876 whiptail stingray
Actinopteri
 Acipenseriformes - Acipenseridae
cf. Acipenser sp. Linnaeus 1758 sturgeon
listed as cf. "Acipenser"
 Teleostei -
Teleostei indet. Müller 1846
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
"Kindleia fragosa" = Cyclurus fragosus
"Kindleia fragosa" = Cyclurus fragosus Jordan 1927 bowfin
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Osteichthyes
 Caudata -
Caudata indet. salamander
 Proteida - Batrachosauroididae
Opisthotriton kayi Auffenberg 1961 salamander
 Caudata - Urodela
Scapherpetontidae "gen. et sp. nov. 1" Auffenberg and Goin 1959 salamander
Scapherpeton tectum Cope 1876 salamander
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet. Gray 1825 softshell turtle
 Testudines -
Compsemys victa Leidy 1856 turtle
 Testudines - Baenidae
Baenidae indet. Cope 1882 turtle
Plesiobaena antiqua Lambe 1902 turtle
 Testudines - Adocidae
Adocus sp. Cope 1868 turtle
 Testudines - Panchelydridae
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Richardoestesia isosceles Sankey 2001 coelurosaur
 Avetheropoda -
Paronychodon lacustris Cope 1876 coelurosaur
Aves
  -
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
Reptilia
 Avetheropoda - Tyrannosauridae
Tyrannosaurus rex Osborn 1905 tyrant lizard king
 Neornithischia - Ceratopsidae
Ceratopsidae indet. Marsh 1888 ceratopsid
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Hadrosaurinae indet. Lambe 1918 hadrosaurine
 Crocodylia -
"Leidyosuchus sternbergi" = Borealosuchus sternbergii Gilmore 1910 crocodilian
Brachychampsa montana Gilmore 1911 crocodilian
Thoracosaurus neocesariensis De Kay 1842 crocodilian
 Eosuchia -
Lepidosauria indet. Haeckel 1866 lepidosaur
 Choristodera -
Champsosaurus sp. Cope 1876 choristodere
Mammalia
  -
Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal