Bogue Chitto prairies (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Globidens alabamaensis type locality

Where: Perry County, Alabama (32.5° N, 87.4° W: paleocoordinates 35.1° N, 59.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Arcola Limestone Member (Mooreville Chalk Formation), Middle Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; chalk

• "a light-colored, chalky matrix"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by L. C. Johnson; reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: C. W. Gilmore. 1912. A new mosasauroid reptile from the Cretaceous of Alabama. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 41(1870):479-484 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 97636: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 17.08.2010

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Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Globidens alabamensis n. gen. n. sp.
Globidens alabamensis n. gen. n. sp. Gilmore 1912 mosasaur
USNM 6527 - holotype