Bosque Farm (Cretaceous to of the United States)

Where: McLennan County, Texas (31.5° N, 97.2° W: paleocoordinates 32.4° N, 65.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Eagle Ford Formation, Turonian to Turonian (93.9 - 86.3 Ma)

• Age based on ranges for the Eagle Ford; beds are 200 ft. thick "in the Waco section, south of South Bosque"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; gray, blue shale

• "bluish and bluish-gray clays and arenaceous shales"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. T. Hill. 1901. Geography and geology of the Black and Grand Prairies, Texas. Annual Report of the Director of the United States Geological Survey 21(7):1-666 [M. Carrano/H. Street]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 107425: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Hallie Street on 08.04.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Isuridae
Oxyrhina extenta Leidy 1873 mackerel shark
Actinopteri
 Ichthyodectiformes - Ichthyodectidae
Xiphactinus sp. Leidy 1870
 Pachycormiformes - Pachycormidae
Protosphyraena sp. Leidy 1857
Reptilia
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Clidastes sp. Cope 1868 mosasaur
from the top of the formation
 Sauropterygia -
Plesiosaurus sp. de la Beche and Conybeare 1821 plesiosaur
 Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae
Cimoliasaurus sp. Leidy 1851 elasmosaur