Snider Plaza, University Park (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Dallas County, Texas (32.8° N, 96.8° W: paleocoordinates 34.3° N, 64.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ector Chalk Formation (Austin Group), Early/Lower Coniacian (89.3 - 85.8 Ma)

• "Upper part of the lower chalk member of the Austin, if the locality is correct."

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; chalk

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: salvage,

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

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 106188: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Hallie Street on 04.03.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Mosasauridae
"Platecarpus coryphaeus" = Platecarpus tympaniticus
"Platecarpus coryphaeus" = Platecarpus tympaniticus Cope 1869 mosasaur
SMUSMP 61799