Near Pfeifer (FHSM VP-2936 locality) (Cretaceous to of the United States)

Where: Ellis County County, Kansas (38.7° N, 99.2° W: paleocoordinates 39.4° N, 64.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Early/Lower Turonian to Early/Lower Turonian (93.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• "The concretion containing the specimen... Chalky limestone concretions such as this commonly occur in the uppermost Pfeifer Member, Greenhorn Limestone (Hattin, 1975) and the lower Fairport Chalk Member, Carlile Shale (Hattin, 1962)" (Schumacher & Everhart 2005, p. 46).

Environment/lithology: marine; concretionary limestone

Size class: macrofossils

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 117809: 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-2936 (articulated dorsal vertebrae and ribs)