McAllaster ('Plesiosaurus' gulo type locality) (Cretaceous to of the United States)

Where: Logan County County, Kansas (39.0° N, 101.4° W: paleocoordinates 44.3° N, 69.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Santonian to Santonian (86.3 - 72.1 Ma)

• Santonian Niobrara Chalk or Campanian Pierre Shale

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Joseph Savage of Leavenworth in >1872

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ)

Primary reference: G. W. Storrs. 1999. An examination of Plesiosauria (Diapsida: Sauropterygia) from the Niobrara Chalk (Upper Cretaceous) of Central North America. Paleontological Contributions of the University of Kansas 11:1-15 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 118877: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 17.10.2011

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae
Plesiosaurus gulo n. sp. Cope 1872 elasmosaur
KUVP 1329 (holotype postcrania)