Wolcott quarry, Manchester (Jurassic to of the United States)

Where: Hartford County, Connecticut (41.8° N, 72.6° W: paleocoordinates 23.5° N, 18.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Portland Formation (Agawam Group), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.3 - 190.8 Ma)

• two layers within 5 m of one another; high in the "Portland Arkose"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; coarse-grained, red sandstone

• "coarse, red arkose"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1884; reposited in the YPM

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying, surface (in situ), mechanical,

• Block with YPM 208 built into bridge over Bigelow Brook/Hop Brook, then recovered in 1884; additional pieces recovered by Ostrom in 1969 when bridge demolished

Primary reference: O. C. Marsh. 1889. Notice of new American Dinosauria. The American Journal of Science and Arts, series 3 38:331-336 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 47197: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 18.02.2005

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Saurischia -
"Anchisaurus solus n. sp." = Anchisaurus polyzelus3, "Anchisaurus colurus n. sp." = Anchisaurus polyzelus2, "Anchisaurus major n. sp." = Anchisaurus polyzelus, ? Prosauropoda indet.1
"Anchisaurus solus n. sp." = Anchisaurus polyzelus3 Hitchcock 1865 saurischian
YPM 209
"Anchisaurus colurus n. sp." = Anchisaurus polyzelus2 Hitchcock 1865 saurischian
YPM 1883
"Anchisaurus major n. sp." = Anchisaurus polyzelus Hitchcock 1865 saurischian
YPM 208
? Prosauropoda indet.1 prosauropod
YPM 6282, thoracic ribs