Valley of Death 5 (Jurassic to of the United States)

Also known as Garden Park, CO-9, DMNH Quarry 4

Where: Fremont County, Colorado (38.5° N, 105.2° W: paleocoordinates 34.0° N, 52.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• below "Cope's Nipple" quarry

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; mudstone and sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, trace

Collected by K. Carpenter in 1990–1991; reposited in the DMNH

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

Primary reference: K. Carpenter. 1998. Vertebrate biostratigraphy of the Morrison Formation near Cañon City, Colorado. Modern Geology 23:407-426 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 48166: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 15.03.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pleurosternidae
Glyptops plicatulus Cope 1877 turtle
 Saurischia - Diplodocidae
Diplodocus sp. Marsh 1878 diplodocine
 Avetheropoda -
"Carnosauria" indet.2 Huene 1920 carnosaur
footprint, DMNH 23523
 Neornithischia -
"Othnielia rex" = Nanosaurus rex
"Othnielia rex" = Nanosaurus rex Marsh 1877 bird foot dinosaur
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet.1 crocodilian