east-central Ellis County (FHSM) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as FHSM VP-698 locality

Where: Kansas (38.9° N, 99.2° W: paleocoordinates 39.6° N, 64.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• "A fragment of Inoceramus cuvieri valve coated by small ostreids and bryozoans is curated with the specimen. Such invertebrate material is highly characteristic of the middle Fairport Chalk interval (Hattin 1962) and verifies our findings in the field" (Schumacher & Everhart 2005, p. 43).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by G. Dreher, G. Sternberg, M. Walker, R. Bower in 1956

Collection methods: quarrying

• FHSM collection; Discovered by George Dreher, collected by George Sternberg, Myrl Walker, and Richard Bower

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 117808: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 27.09.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Polycotylidae
Trinacromerum bentonianum Cragin 1888 plesiosaur
FHSM VP-698 (partial postcranial skeleton)