near Paradise Creek (KUVP) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Mudge's 'Ichthyosaurus' (polycotylid plesiosaur) locality, Trinacromerum anonymum type

Where: Russell County County, Kansas (39.1° N, 99.0° W: paleocoordinates 39.8° N, 64.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

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

• "Carpenter (1996) considered the horizon of occurence to be the Fencepost Limestone bed, Pfeiffer SHale Member of the Greenhorn Limestone. In this instance, in contrast of the usual practice of the day, Mudge recorded the quarter section from which he collected the specimen. The liocation was visited in 2003, and the only exposures hereare of the middle Fairport Chalk Member, Carlile Shale" (Schumacher & Everhart 2005, p. 47).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Professor Benjamin Mudge in 1873

• KUVP collection

Primary reference: B. A. Schumacher and M. J. Everhart. 2005. A stratigraphic and taxonomic review of plesiosaurs from the old "Fort Benton Group" of central Kansas: a new assessment of old records. Paludicola 5(2):33-54 [R. Benson/R. Benson/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 117813: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 27.09.2011

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Sauropterygia - Polycotylidae
"Trinacromerum anonymum n. sp." = Trinacromerum bentonianum
"Trinacromerum anonymum n. sp." = Trinacromerum bentonianum Cragin 1888 plesiosaur
KUVP 1325 (partial skeleton)