roadcut, west-central Russell County (FHSM) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as FHSM VP-6618 locality

Where: Russell County County, Kansas (38.9° N, 98.8° W: paleocoordinates 39.5° N, 64.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

• "The only stratigraphic horizon exposed in the surrounding area for at least a mile around is the lower Fairport Chalk" (Schumacher & Everhart 2005, p. 46).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Michael Cox in 1981

• 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 117810: 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-6618 (relatively complete axial column)