Lovewell Reservoir (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Jewell County, Kansas (39.9° N, 98.0° W: paleocoordinates 40.3° N, 62.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Blue Hill Member (Carlile Shale Formation), Middle Turonian (93.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• "thin (1-3 cm) fish-tooth conglomerate which lies 3-4 m below the top of the formation"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; shelly/skeletal conglomerate and shale

• "relatively shallow (<100 m)... regressive deposition... far from the eastern shore of the Western Interior Sea"

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: M. Everhart, P. Everhart, E. Manning and D. Hattin. 2003. A middle Turonian marine fish fauna from the Blue Hill Shale Member, Carlile Shale, of north central Kansas. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 23(3):49A [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 35365: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 07.12.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hybodontiformes - Ptychodontidae
Ptychodus whipplei Marcou 1858 elasmobranch
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatos incertus Cappetta 1973 guitarfish
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae
Ischyrhiza mira Leidy 1856 elasmobranch
I. mira schneideri
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Ptychotrygonidae
Ptychotrygon triangularis Reuss 1845 elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Squalicorax falcatus Agassiz 1843 crow shark
 Lamniformes - Mitsukurinidae
Scapanorhynchus raphiodon Agassiz 1843 goblin shark
S. raphiodon raphiodon
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
"Otodus appendiculatus" = Cretolamna appendiculata
"Otodus appendiculatus" = Cretolamna appendiculata Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
  - Scyllidae
Scyliorhinus sp. Blainville 1816 shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Cantioscyllium decipiens Woodward 1889 nurse shark
C. decipiens decipiens
 Orectolobiformes - Hemiscylliidae
 Rhomboganoidei -
Hadrodus priscus Leidy 1857 bony fish
 Albuliformes - Albulidae
Albulidae indet. Bleeker 1859 bonefish
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
 Ichthyodectiformes - Ichthyodectidae
Xiphactinus audax Leidy 1870
X. audax audax
 Crossognathiformes - Pachyrhizodontidae