Moody's Corner (Jurassic to of the United States)

Also known as South Hadley, Moody homestead, Lull 13A, Moody Corner

Where: Hampshire County, Massachusetts (42.3° N, 72.6° W: paleocoordinates 24.0° N, 18.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Portland Formation (Agawam Group), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• base of lower Portland Fm.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; red mudstone and coarse-grained, brown, gray, red sandstone

• "marginal, shallow-water lacustrine and small-scale fluvial"
• "thin red mudstones interbedded with brown to gray sandstones"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, trace

Collected by P. Moody & E. Hitchcock in 1800-1855

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: E. Hitchcock. 1841. Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts xii-831 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 52994: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 30.08.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudinata -
Ancyropus ? heteroclitus3 Hitchcock 1841 turtle
"Ornithoidichnites elegantior" = Steropezoum elegantius
"Ornithoidichnites elegantior" = Steropezoum elegantius Hitchcock 1841 dinosaur
 Saurischia - Otozoidae
Otozoum moodii n. gen. n. sp.2
Otozoum moodii n. gen. n. sp.2 Hitchcock 1847 prosauropod
 Saurischia -
"Apatichnus ? minor" = Kayentapus minor4
"Apatichnus ? minor" = Kayentapus minor4 Hitchcock 1858 theropod
 Saurischia - Sauropodidae
"Sauroidichnites barrattii" = Sauropus barrattii
"Sauroidichnites barrattii" = Sauropus barrattii Hitchcock 1837 theropod
 Saurischia - Eubrontidae
Grallator formosus n. sp.3, "Brontozoum sillimanium" = Eubrontes sillimani2, "Ornithoidichnites cuneatus" = Eubrontes sillimani, "Grallator cursorius n. gen. n. sp." = Eubrontes cursorius3, "Brontozoum parallelum n. sp." = Eubrontes cursorius2, Anchisauripus tuberosus4, "Anchisauripus minusculus" = Grallator (Anchisauripus) minusculus4
Grallator formosus n. sp.3 Hitchcock 1858 theropod
"Brontozoum sillimanium" = Eubrontes sillimani2 Hitchcock 1843 theropod
"Ornithoidichnites cuneatus" = Eubrontes sillimani Hitchcock 1843 theropod
"Grallator cursorius n. gen. n. sp." = Eubrontes cursorius3 Hitchcock 1858 theropod
"Brontozoum parallelum n. sp." = Eubrontes cursorius2 Hitchcock 1858 theropod
Anchisauripus tuberosus4 Hitchcock 1836 theropod
"Anchisauripus minusculus" = Grallator (Anchisauripus) minusculus4 Hitchcock 1837 theropod
 Saurischia -
"Ornithoidichnites delicatulus" = Platypterna delicatula
"Ornithoidichnites delicatulus" = Platypterna delicatula Hitchcock 1841 saurischian
 Neornithischia - Moyenisauropodidae
"Anomoepus scambus" = Anomoepus scambus4, "Ornithoidichnites fulicoides" = Anomoepus scambus1, "Anomoepus minor" = Anomoepus scambus3
"Anomoepus scambus" = Anomoepus scambus4 Hitchcock 1848 bird foot dinosaur
"Ornithoidichnites fulicoides" = Anomoepus scambus1 Hitchcock 1848 bird foot dinosaur
original trackway of 5 prints
"Anomoepus minor" = Anomoepus scambus3 Hitchcock 1848 bird foot dinosaur
 Pseudosuchia - Batrachopodidae
"Anisopus deweyanus" = Batrachopus deweyi3
"Anisopus deweyanus" = Batrachopus deweyi3 Hitchcock 1843 archosaur