Curiosity Point (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as UCMP V-5623

Where: Niobrara County, Wyoming (43.2° N, 104.6° W: paleocoordinates 49.7° N, 79.4° W)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lance Formation, Lancian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone

• "cross-stratified sandstone"

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by W. A. Clemens; reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: W. A. Clemens. 1964. Fossil mammals of the type Lance Formation, Wyoming. Part I. Introduction and Marsupialia. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 48:1-105 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 14524: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.07.1994, edited by Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Myledaphus sp.4 Cope 1876 whiptail stingray
Actinopteri
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteus occidentalis4 Leidy 1856 gar
Osteichthyes
 Proteida - Batrachosauroididae
Prodesmodon copei4 Estes 1964 salamander
 Caudata - Urodela
Habrosaurus dilatus4 Gilmore 1928 siren
Scapherpeton tectum4 Cope 1876 salamander
Reptilia
 Sauria -
Sauria indet.3 diapsid
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
Brachychampsa montana4 Gilmore 1911 crocodilian
 Squamata - Chamopsiidae
Chamops segnis4 Marsh 1892 lizard
Meniscognathus altmani4 Estes 1964 lizard
 Choristodera -
Champsosaurus sp.4 Cope 1876 choristodere
Mammalia
 Leptictida - Gypsonictopidae
Gypsonictops hypoconus2 Simpson 1927 eutherian
 Didelphimorphia - Stagodontidae
Didelphodon vorax1 Marsh 1889 marsupial
 Multituberculata - Cimolomyidae
Meniscoessus robustus Marsh 1889 multituberculate
Cimolomys gracilis Marsh 1889 multituberculate
 Multituberculata - Cimolodontidae
Cimolodon nitidus Marsh 1889 multituberculate