near Aurora (KUVP) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as KUVP 441, Ogmodirus martini type locality

Where: Cloud County County, Kansas (39.5° N, 97.5° W: paleocoordinates 39.8° N, 62.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

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

• "The remains are well preserved and uncrushed, suggesting preservation in non-laminated chalk or chalky limestone rather than shale or marl. This suggests the specimen is from the upper Greenhorn Limestone or lower Fairport Chalk, where non-laminated chalky limestone beds occur. Given that the Carlile Shale is not present in Cloud County, the specimen is likely from the upper Greenhorn Limestone" (Schumacher & Everhart 2005, p. 48).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; massive limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Mr C. Boyce in 1909

Collection methods: quarrying

• KUVP 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 117817: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 27.09.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae
"Ogmodirus martini n. gen. n. sp." = Ogmodirus martinii
"Ogmodirus martini n. gen. n. sp." = Ogmodirus martinii Williston and Moodie 1917 elasmosaur
KUVP 441 (juvenile postcranial skeleton)