1 mile northeast of Bardwell: Early/Lower Campanian, Texas

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae
Platecarpus cf. somenensis Thevenin 1896
1 specimen
nomen dubium belonging to Plioplatecarpinae
SMUSMP 61617
see common names

Country:United States State/province:Texas County:Ellis
Coordinates: 32.3° North, 96.7° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:37.1° North, 69.0° West
Basis of coordinate:stated in text
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Late/Upper Cretaceous
Stage:Campanian 10 m.y. bin:Cretaceous 7
Key time interval:Early/Lower Campanian
Age range of interval:83.50000 - 70.60000 m.y. ago
Geological group:Taylor Formation:Sprinkle
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: "Lower Taylor Marl Member, near base of Wolfe City Member (Campanian)."
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: marl
Environment:marine indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Abundance in sediment:rare
Spatial resolution:parautochthonous
Collection methods and comments
Collection size:1 specimens
Reason for describing collection:general faunal/floral analysis
Database number:106189
Authorizer:M. Carrano Enterer:H. Street
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2011-03-04 08:34:14 Last modified:2011-03-15 12:30:56
Access level:the public Released:2011-03-04 08:34:14
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

35400.ETE J. T. Thurmond. 1969. Notes on mosasaurs from Texas. The Texas Journal of Science 21(1):69-80 [M. Carrano/H. Street/M. Carrano]