Selmasaurus russelli type locality: Late/Upper Santonian - Early/Lower Campanian, Alabama

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Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae
Selmasaurus russelli n. gen., n. sp. Wright and Shannon 1988
see common names

Country:United States State/province:Alabama
Coordinates: 32.9° North, 87.8° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:35.4° North, 59.2° West
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Late/Upper Cretaceous
Key time interval:Late/Upper Santonian - Early/Lower Campanian
Age range of interval:85.80000 - 70.60000 m.y. ago
Geological group:Selma Formation:Mooreville Chalk
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: not reported
Environment:marine indet.
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:general faunal/floral analysis
Database number:84188
Authorizer:M. Uhen Enterer:M. Uhen
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2008-09-23 13:37:27 Last modified:2014-05-05 12:47:41
Access level:the public Released:2008-09-23 13:37:27
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

28176. K. R. Wright and S. W. Shannon. 1988. Selmasaurus russelli, a new plioplatecarpine mosasaur (Squamata, Mosasauridae) from Alabama. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 8(1):102-107 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]