Road-cut south of Lake Wilson Reservoir (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Russell County County, Kansas (38.9° N, 98.5° W: paleocoordinates 39.5° N, 63.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Pfeifer Member (Greenhorn Limestone Formation), Early/Lower Turonian (93.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• About 2 km below the Fencepost Limestone bed

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Dr Paul Johnston, DeWayne Backus, and students in 1971

Collection methods: quarrying

• ESU, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas

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 117806: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 27.09.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Polycotylidae
Trinacromerum bentonianum Cragin 1888 plesiosaur
ESU 5000 (Emporia State University, Kansas; limb)