Lake Waco Dam (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: McLennan County, Texas (31.6° N, 97.2° W: paleocoordinates 30.0° N, 62.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Eagle Ford Formation, Cenomanian (100.5 - 93.9 Ma)

• "Uppermost part of the lower shale, from six to ten feet below the Flag Member of the Eagle Ford Formation." (Zangerl, 1953)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shale

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the TMM

Primary reference: R. Zangerl. 1953. The vertebrate fauna of the Selma Formation of Alabama. Part III. The turtles of the family Protostegidae. Fieldiana: Geology Memoirs 3(3):63-133 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 198243: authorized by Alex Dunhill, entered by Bethany Allen on 11.12.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Protostegidae
Protostega eaglefordensis n. sp. Zangerl 1953 sea turtle
TMM No. 924 (holotype), partial skeleton