McAllaster ('Plesiosaurus' gulo type locality): Santonian - Campanian, Kansas
collected by Joseph Savage of Leavenworth >1872

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae
Plesiosaurus gulo n. sp. Cope 1872
1 specimen
nomen dubium belonging to Elasmosauridae
KUVP 1329 (holotype postcrania)
see common names

Country:United States State/province:Kansas County:Logan County
Coordinates: 39.0° North, 101.4° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:44.3° North, 69.8° West
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Late/Upper Cretaceous
Key time interval:Santonian - Campanian
Age range of interval:86.30000 - 72.10000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy comments: Santonian Niobrara Chalk or Campanian Pierre Shale
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: not reported
Environment:marine indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:selective quarrying,surface (in situ)
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collectors:Joseph Savage of Leavenworth Collection dates:>1872
Database number:118877
Authorizer:R. Benson Enterer:R. Benson
Research group:vertebrate
Created:2011-10-17 19:59:11 Last modified:2011-10-17 03:59:11
Access level:the public Released:2011-10-17 19:59:11
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

38181. G. W. Storrs. 1999. An examination of Plesiosauria (Diapsida: Sauropterygia) from the Niobrara Chalk (Upper Cretaceous) of Central North America. Paleontological Contributions of the University of Kansas 11:1-15 [R. Benson/R. Benson]