Albany County (Plesiosaurus shirleyensis type locality) [PROXY] (Jurassic of the United States)

Where: Albany County County, Wyoming (41.6° N, 105.6° W: paleocoordinates 35.8° N, 50.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Redwater Shale Member (Sundance Formation), Oxfordian (163.5 - 157.3 Ma)

• 'Shirley stage' = Oxfordian in modern use. Inferred Redwater Shale Member of Sundance Formation

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by W. C. Knight

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

• University of Wyoming, Casper

Primary reference: W. C. Knight. 1900. Some new Jurassic vertebrates. American Journal of Science, series 4 10:115-119 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 119283: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 22.10.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Ostreida - Arctostreidae
"Ostrea strigilecula" = Liostrea strigilecula
"Ostrea strigilecula" = Liostrea strigilecula White 1877 oyster
 Sauropterygia -
Plesiosaurus shirleyensis n. sp. Knight 1900 plesiosaur
Holotype (lost)
 Ichthyosauria - Ophthalmosauridae
Baptanodon discus Marsh 1879 ichthyosaur