2 miles west of Holyrood (USNM) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as USNM 1195 elasmosaur locality

Where: Ellsworth County County, Kansas (38.6° N, 98.5° W: paleocoordinates 37.1° N, 61.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lincoln Limestone Member (Greenhorn Limestone Formation), Middle Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by G. F. Sternberg in 1931

Collection methods: quarrying

Primary reference: M. J. Everhart. 2007. Use of archival photographs to rediscover the locality of the Holyrood elasmosaur (Ellsworth County, Kansas). Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 110(1-2):135-143 [M. Carrano/H. Street]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 106008: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Hallie Street on 01.03.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ammonitida - Acanthoceratidae
Calycoceras sp. Hyatt 1900 ammonite
Could be Pseudocalycoceras sp. instead
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Squalicorax falcatus Agassiz 1843 crow shark
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Cretoxyrhina mantelli Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae
Elasmosauridae indet. Cope 1869 elasmosaur
UNSM 50135 (identical specimen as USNM 1195 by Schumacher & Everhart 2005)