West Greene, NW (Cretaceous to of the United States)

Where: Greene County, Alabama (33.0° N, 88.1° W: paleocoordinates 35.6° N, 59.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Mooreville Chalk Formation (Selma Group), Late/Upper Santonian to Late/Upper Santonian (85.8 - 70.6 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. Zangerl. 1953. The vertebrate fauna of the Selma Formation of Alabama. Part III. The turtles of the family Protostegidae. Fieldiana: Geology Memoirs 3(3):63-133 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 81934: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 18.07.2008

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Taxonomic list

 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Squalicorax falcatus1 Agassiz 1843 crow shark
 Chimaeriformes - Callorhinchidae
Edaphodon sp.1 Buckland 1838 plownose chimaera
 Acipenseriformes - Acipenseridae
Propenser hewletti1 Applegate 1970
 Tselfatiiformes - Plethodidae
Bananogmius sp.1 Whitley 1940
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
 Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae
Stratodus apicalis1 Cope 1872
 Ichthyodectiformes - Saurodontidae
 Ichthyodectiformes - Ichthyodectidae
Xiphactinus audax1 Leidy 1870
 Crossognathiformes - Pachyrhizodontidae
 Testudines - Protostegidae
"Protostega dixie" = Protostega gigas Cope 1871 sea turtle
Chelosphargis cf. advena4 Hay 1908 sea turtle
 Testudines -
Toxochelys moorevillensis5 Zangerl 1953 turtle
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Clidastes propython3 Cope 1869 mosasaur
Halisaurus sternbergi3 Wiman 1920 mosasaur
 Sauropterygia - Polycotylidae
Polycotylus latipinnis2 Cope 1869 plesiosaur
Field Museum of Natural History (PR 187, PR 1629). According to field notes with the specimen, the fossil was collected May 22, 1949 by J. A. Robbins from a ‘‘deep gully in an old field, 1.25 miles west and 0.75 miles north west of West Green, Alabama