Joe Widdecombe Ranch (Cretaceous to of the United States)

Also known as Wittecombe's Ranch

Where: Sweetgrass County, Montana (45.8° N, 109.8° W: paleocoordinates 45.6° N, 61.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Cloverly Formation, Aptian to Aptian (125.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• orig. assigned to Morrison, but outcrops in this area are exclusively Cloverly

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A. C. Silberling in 1903–1904; reposited in the CM

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: J. S. McIntosh. 1981. Annotated catalogue of the dinosaurs (Reptilia, Archosauria) in the collections of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Bulletin of Carnegie Museum of Natural History 18:1-67 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 142333: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 09.04.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Dipnoi - Ceratodontidae
Ceratodus sp. Agassiz 1838 lungfish
large tooth plate, CM uncat.
Reptilia
 Testudinata -
Testudinata indet. Oppel 1811 turtle
shell fragment, CM uncat.
 Testudinata - Helochelydridae
Naomichelys speciosa Hay 1908 turtle
shell fragments, CM uncat.
 Saurischia -
Sauropoda indet. Marsh 1878 sauropod
CM 1200 (orig. Camarasaurus sp.)
Sauropoda indet. Marsh 1878 sauropod
CM 1201, dorsal & caudal
 Crocodylia -
Crocodylia indet. Owen 1842 crocodilian
partial skull, 2 vertebrae, ? ankle, other fragments