Savoy rock pit (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as WPA, Work Project No. 15348, TMM 31051

Where: Fannin County, Texas (33.5° N, 96.4° W: paleocoordinates 34.9° N, 64.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ector Chalk Formation (Austin Group), Early/Lower Coniacian (89.3 - 85.8 Ma)

• Ector Chalk Fm. within Austin Group. Within Peroniceras haasi Zone.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; chalk

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by WPA in 1940; reposited in the TMM

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: Anonymous. 1940. The fourth quarterly report covering the quarter ending March 31, 1940 for the state-wide paleontologic-mineralogic survey in Texas. A Federal Works Agency Work Projects Administration Project. O.P. No. 665-66-3-233. State Serial No. 300-88 1-29 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34755: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 22.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Erymidae
Enoploclytia sp.3 McCoy 1849 decapod
"crabs"
Bivalvia
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
Inoceramidae indet.1 Giebel 1852 clam
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Gryphaea sp.1 Lamarck 1801 oyster
Chondrichthyes
 Euselachii -
 Selachii -
Actinopteri
 Teleostei -
 Ichthyodectiformes - Ichthyodectidae
Xiphactinus sp.3 Leidy 1870
Reptilia
  -
Reptilia indet.1 Laurenti 1768 reptile
reptile teeth
Aves
 Ornithurae -
Ichthyornis dispar2 Marsh 1872 bird
"the articulated limb bones of a small dinosaur or bird"
Reptilia
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasauridae indet. Gervais 1852 mosasaur
 Plesiosauria -
Plesiosauria indet.1 plesiosaur
tooth