6 mi southeast of Ness City (FHSM) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as FHSM VP-2150 locality

Where: Ness County County, Kansas (38.4° N, 99.8° W: paleocoordinates 39.2° N, 65.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Fairport Member (Carlile Shale Formation), Middle Turonian (93.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; massive, white chalk

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by George Stenberg in 1962

Collection methods: quarrying

• FHSM collection

Primary reference: B. A. Schumacher and M. J. Everhart. 2005. A stratigraphic and taxonomic review of plesiosaurs from the old "Fort Benton Group" of central Kansas: a new assessment of old records. Paludicola 5(2):33-54 [R. Benson/R. Benson/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 117802: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 26.09.2011

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae
Pliosauridae indet. Seeley 1874 plesiosaur
FHSM VP-2150 (three cervical vertebrae, two cervical ribs, four dorsal vertebrae, skull roof fragments)