Fossil Ridge, FPA (Jurassic to of the United States)

Also known as Fruita, CO-33

Where: Mesa County, Colorado (39.2° N, 108.8° W: paleocoordinates 35.2° N, 55.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Brushy Basin Member (Morrison Formation), Kimmeridgian to Kimmeridgian (157.3 - 145.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "channel"; sandstone

• "ribbon sandstone facies"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: J. I. Kirkland. 2006. Fruita Paleontological Area (Upper Jurassic, Morrison Formation), western Colorado: an example of terrestrial taphofacies analysis. In J. R. Foster & S. G. Lucas (ed.), Paleontology and Geology of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 36:67-95 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 192455: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 06.04.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia - Camarasauridae
Camarasaurus sp. Cope 1877 camarasaurid
partial skeleton
 Avetheropoda - Allosauridae
Allosaurus sp. Marsh 1877 allosaurid
dorsal vertebra