LSUMG 140, Talley Mountain (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as VL-140, Judy's Conglomerate

Where: Brewster County, Texas (29.1° N, 103.2° W: paleocoordinates 35.5° N, 76.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Shale Member (Aguja Formation), Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: channel lag; paleosol/pedogenic, intraclastic, sandy conglomerate

• "lag deposits from the base of fluvial channels"
• "carbonate-cemented, pedogenic-nodule, sandstone conglomerates containing numerous clasts of clay, pedogenic nodules..."

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: J. T. Sankey. 2001. Late Campanian southern dinosaurs, Aguja Formation, Big Bend, Texas. Journal of Paleontology 75(1):208-215 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 68001: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 21.12.2006, edited by Mark Bell

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gnathostomata
  -
Chondrichthyes indet.3 Huxley 1880 cartilaginous fish
LSUMG 140:6163
Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus sp.3 Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes - Lonchidiidae
"Lissodus selachos" = Lonchidion selachos3
"Lissodus selachos" = Lonchidion selachos3 Estes 1964 elasmobranch
 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
Onchopristis sp.3 Stromer 1917 sawfish
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae
Ischyrhiza sp.3 Leidy 1856 elasmobranch
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Ptychotrygonidae
Ptychotrygon sp.3 Jaekel 1894 elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatidae indet.3 Jordan 1888 whiptail stingray
 Lamniformes - Mitsukurinidae
Scapanorhynchus texanus3 Roemer 1852 goblin shark
 Orectolobiformes - Orectolobidae
Squatirhina sp.3 Casier 1947 wobbegong
Gnathostomata
  -
Osteichthyes indet.3 bony fish
LSUMG 140:6144 (indeterminate vertebrate)
Actinopteri
 Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae
Phyllodontidae indet.3 Sauvage 1875
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteidae indet.3 Cuvier 1825 gar
Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpetontidae indet.1 Fox and Naylor 1982 tetrapod
LSUMG 140:5606
Albanerpeton sp.3 Estes and Hoffstetter 1976 tetrapod
Reptilia
 Theropoda -
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Richardoestesia isosceles5 Sankey 2001 coelurosaur
LSUMG 140:6140, 6051
Richardoestesia cf. gilmorei Currie et al. 1990 coelurosaur
Saurornitholestes indet.3 Sues 1978 coelurosaur
Saurornitholestinae indet.2 Longrich and Currie 2009 coelurosaur
LSUMG 140:6139, 6140, 6183, 6185, 6132
Aves
  -
cf. Aves indet.3 Linnaeus 1758 bird
Reptilia
 Avetheropoda - Tyrannosauridae
Tyrannosauridae indet.5 Osborn 1906 tyrannosaurid
LSUMG 140:6186
 Ornithischia -
Ornithischia indet. ornithischian
 Neornithischia - Pachycephalosauridae
Pachycephalosauridae indet. Sternberg 1945 ornithischian
LSUMG 140:6117; identified as Troodon sp. in Sankey 1998 PhD
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Hadrosauridae indet. Cope 1869 hadrosaurid
LSUMG 140:5562, 5578
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet.3 crocodilian
[entered as Crocodylian indet.]
 Crocodylia -
Brachychampsa sp.3 Gilmore 1911 crocodilian
 Squamata - Teiidae
Teiidae sp.3 Gray 1827 squamates
 Squamata - Anguidae
"Glyptosaurinae indet." = Glyptosaurinae3, "Glyptosauridae indet." = Glyptosaurinae3
"Glyptosaurinae indet." = Glyptosaurinae3 Marsh 1872 squamates
LSUMG 140:6106
"Glyptosauridae indet." = Glyptosaurinae3 Marsh 1872 squamates
 Squamata -
 Squamata - Chamopsiidae
Chamops sp.3 Marsh 1892 lizard
LSUMG 140:6104
Mammalia
  -
Mammalia indet.3 Linnaeus 1758 mammal
 Theriiformes -
"Marsupialia indet." = Metatheria3
"Marsupialia indet." = Metatheria3 Huxley 1880 marsupial
 Didelphimorphia - Alphadontidae
Alphadon cf. halleyi3 Sahni 1972 marsupial
 Allotheria -
Multituberculata indet.3 Cope 1884 multituberculate
 Multituberculata -
Cimexomys sp.4 Sloan and Van Valen 1965 multituberculate
LSUMG 140:6121
Amphibia
  -
Amphibia indet.3 tetrapod