Wise County sauropod (PROXY) (Cretaceous to of the United States)

Where: Wise County, Texas (33.2° N, 97.7° W: paleocoordinates 30.7° N, 56.3° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Paluxy Formation (Trinity Group), Early/Lower Albian to Early/Lower Albian (112.0 - 105.3 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: crevasse splay; poorly lithified, fine-grained, gray sandstone

• "frequently saturated overbank deposits"
• "a light gray pack sand, a poorly consolidated and cemented fine-grained sandstone"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in the 1950s; reposited in the FMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: W. Langston. 1974. Nonmammalian Comanchean tetrapods. In B. F. Perkins (ed.), Aspects of Trinity Division Geology. A Symposium on the Stratigraphy, Sedimentary Environments, and Fauna of the Comanche Cretaceous Trinity Division (Aptian and Albian) of Texas and Northern Mexico. Geoscience and Man 8:77-102 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 52855: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 24.08.2005, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia - Brachiosauridae
Cedarosaurus weiskopfae Tidwell et al. 1999 brachiosaurid
FMNH PR 977