USNM Quarry, Sturgis area (PROXY) (Jurassic of the United States)

Where: Meade County, South Dakota (44.5° N, 103.3° W: paleocoordinates 39.9° N, 49.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Morrison Formation, Tithonian (152.1 - 145.0 Ma)

• high in formation based on geographic position

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1899; reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: J. R. Foster. 1996. Fossil vertebrate localities in the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic) of western South Dakota. In M. Morales (ed.), The Continental Jurassic. Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin 60:255-263 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 132243: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 10.08.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Saurischia - Camarasauridae
Camarasaurus sp. Cope 1877 camarasaurid
USNM 4920