below Turners Falls, tracksite (Jurassic to of the United States)

Also known as Lull 6, Turner's Falls

Where: Franklin County, Massachusetts (42.6° N, 72.6° W: paleocoordinates 24.3° N, 18.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; micaceous, gray, red sandstone and lithified shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, trace

Collected by D. Marsh, J. Deane & E. Hitchcock in 1835

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: E. Hitchcock. 1836. Ornithichnology - description of the foot marks of birds, (Ornithichnites) on new Red Sandstone in Massachusetts. The American Journal of Science and Arts 29(2):307-340 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 52996: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 30.08.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Trihamus elegans
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Trihamus elegans n. gen. n. sp.5
Trihamus elegans n. gen. n. sp.5 Hitchcock 1862
Toxichnus inaequalis
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Toxichnus inaequalis n. gen. n. sp.6
Toxichnus inaequalis n. gen. n. sp.6 Hitchcock 1865
Hoplichnus quadrupedans
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Hoplichnus quadrupedans n. sp.3 Hitchcock 1848
Reptilia
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Isocampe strata n. gen. n. sp.8
Isocampe strata n. gen. n. sp.8 Hitchcock 1858 reptile
 Testudinata -
Amblypus dextratus n. gen. n. sp.7 Hitchcock 1858 turtle
Helcura anguinea4 Hitchcock 1858 turtle
Helcura surgens8 Hitchcock 1858 turtle
Helcura littoralis n. sp.7 Hitchcock 1848 turtle
Ancyropus heteroclitus6 Hitchcock 1841 turtle
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Cunichnoides marsupialoideus n. gen. n. sp.9, "Sillimanius gracilior" = Sillimanius gracilior8, "Ornithopus gracilior" = Sillimanius gracilior6, Sillimanius tetradactylus8, Steropoides uncus8, "Ornithichnites diversus n. sp." = Steropoides diversus, Steropoides infelix n. sp.7, Xiphopeza triplex n. gen. n. sp.4
Cunichnoides marsupialoideus n. gen. n. sp.9 Hitchcock 1858 reptile
"Sillimanius gracilior" = Sillimanius gracilior8 Hitchcock 1841 dinosaur
"Ornithopus gracilior" = Sillimanius gracilior6 Hitchcock 1841 dinosaur
Sillimanius tetradactylus8 Hitchcock 1836 dinosaur
Steropoides uncus8 Hitchcock 1858 dinosaur
"Ornithichnites diversus n. sp." = Steropoides diversus Hitchcock 1836 dinosaur
Steropoides infelix n. sp.7 Hay 1902 dinosaur
Xiphopeza triplex n. gen. n. sp.4 Hitchcock 1848 dinosaur
 Saurischia -
"Argozoum paridigitatum" = Argoides minimus6
"Argozoum paridigitatum" = Argoides minimus6 Hitchcock 1836 saurischian
 Saurischia - Sauropodidae
"Chimaera barrattii" = Sauropus barrattii6
"Chimaera barrattii" = Sauropus barrattii6 Hitchcock 1837 theropod
 Saurischia - Eubrontidae
"Brontozoum giganteum" = Eubrontes giganteus6, Brontozoum isodactylum4, Grallator tenuis n. sp.7, Grallator gracilis7, "Brontozoum sillimanium" = Eubrontes sillimani4, "Ornithoidichnites cuneatus" = Eubrontes sillimani2, "Grallator cursorius" = Eubrontes cursorius4, "Anchisauripus parallelus" = Eubrontes cursorius8, "Brontozoum validum" = Anchisauripus tuberosus6, "Anchisauripus minusculus" = Grallator (Anchisauripus) minusculus8, "Anchisauripus hitchcocki" = Grallator (Anchisauripus) hitchcocki9, "Brontozoum exsertum" = Anchisauripus exsertus4
"Brontozoum giganteum" = Eubrontes giganteus6 Hitchcock 1836 theropod
Brontozoum isodactylum4 Hitchcock 1858 theropod
Grallator tenuis n. sp.7 Hitchcock 1858 theropod
Grallator gracilis7 Hitchcock 1837 theropod
"Brontozoum sillimanium" = Eubrontes sillimani4 Hitchcock 1843 theropod
"Ornithoidichnites cuneatus" = Eubrontes sillimani2 Hitchcock 1843 theropod
"Grallator cursorius" = Eubrontes cursorius4 Hitchcock 1858 theropod
"Anchisauripus parallelus" = Eubrontes cursorius8 Hitchcock 1858 theropod
"Brontozoum validum" = Anchisauripus tuberosus6 Hitchcock 1836 theropod
"Anchisauripus minusculus" = Grallator (Anchisauripus) minusculus8 Hitchcock 1837 theropod
"Anchisauripus hitchcocki" = Grallator (Anchisauripus) hitchcocki9 Lull 1904 theropod
"Brontozoum exsertum" = Anchisauripus exsertus4 Hitchcock 1858 theropod
 Saurischia -
"Harpedactylus concamerata n. sp." = Platypterna concamerata7, Platypterna deanii8, Platypterna digitigrada9
"Harpedactylus concamerata n. sp." = Platypterna concamerata7 Hitchcock 1848 saurischian
Platypterna deanii8 Hitchcock 1837 saurischian
Platypterna digitigrada9 Hitchcock 1858 saurischian
 Neornithischia - Anomoepodidae
Corvipes lacertoideus4 Hitchcock 1858 bird foot dinosaur
 Neornithischia - Moyenisauropodidae
"Anomoepus scambus n. sp." = Anomoepus scambus3, "Ornithoidichnites fulicoides" = Anomoepus scambus2, "Anomoepus minor n. sp." = Anomoepus scambus4, "Ornithoidichnites gracillimus n. sp." = Anomoepus scambus1
"Anomoepus scambus n. sp." = Anomoepus scambus3 Hitchcock 1848 bird foot dinosaur
"Ornithoidichnites fulicoides" = Anomoepus scambus2 Hitchcock 1848 bird foot dinosaur
"Anomoepus minor n. sp." = Anomoepus scambus4 Hitchcock 1848 bird foot dinosaur
"Ornithoidichnites gracillimus n. sp." = Anomoepus scambus1 Hitchcock 1848 bird foot dinosaur
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Lagunculapes latus n. gen. n. sp.7, Harpedactylus gracilior n. sp.6, "Harpedactylus gracilis n. sp." = Harpedactylus tenuissimus4
Lagunculapes latus n. gen. n. sp.7 Hitchcock 1858 dinosaur
Harpedactylus gracilior n. sp.6 Hitchcock 1862 dinosaur
"Harpedactylus gracilis n. sp." = Harpedactylus tenuissimus4 Hitchcock 1837 dinosaur
 Pseudosuchia - Batrachopodidae
"Macropterna divaricans" = Palamopus divaricans4, "Anisopus gracilis" = Batrachopus gracilis4, "Shepardia palmipes n. gen. n. sp." = Batrachopus gracilis4, "Sauroidichnites deweyi n. sp." = Batrachopus deweyi1, "Exocampe ornata n. sp." = Batrachopus deweyi4, "Exocampe ? ornata" = Batrachopus deweyi6, "Exocampe arcta" = Batrachopus deweyi4, "Palamopus gracilipes n. sp." = Batrachopus deweyi8, "Palamopus rogersi" = Batrachopus deweyi8, "Macropterna vulgaris" = Batrachopus deweyi4, "Palamopus palmatus n. gen. n. sp." = Batrachopus deweyi8, "Macropterna vuigaris" = Batrachopus6
"Macropterna divaricans" = Palamopus divaricans4 Hitchcock 1848 archosaur
"Anisopus gracilis" = Batrachopus gracilis4 Hitchcock 1845 archosaur
"Shepardia palmipes n. gen. n. sp." = Batrachopus gracilis4 Hitchcock 1845 archosaur
"Sauroidichnites deweyi n. sp." = Batrachopus deweyi1 Hitchcock 1843 archosaur
"Exocampe ornata n. sp." = Batrachopus deweyi4 Hitchcock 1843 archosaur
"Exocampe ? ornata" = Batrachopus deweyi6 Hitchcock 1843 archosaur
"Exocampe arcta" = Batrachopus deweyi4 Hitchcock 1843 archosaur
"Palamopus gracilipes n. sp." = Batrachopus deweyi8 Hitchcock 1843 archosaur
"Palamopus rogersi" = Batrachopus deweyi8 Hitchcock 1843 archosaur
"Macropterna vulgaris" = Batrachopus deweyi4 Hitchcock 1843 archosaur
"Palamopus palmatus n. gen. n. sp." = Batrachopus deweyi8 Hitchcock 1843 archosaur
"Macropterna vuigaris" = Batrachopus6 archosaur
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"Triaenopus leptodactylus" = Triaenopus baileyanus6
"Triaenopus leptodactylus" = Triaenopus baileyanus6 Hitchcock 1841 reptile
Osteichthyes
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Plectropterna sp.6 Hitchcock 1845 tetrapod
Plectropterna minitans6 Hitchcock 1837 tetrapod
cf. Plectropterna gracilis6 Hitchcock 1858 tetrapod
"n. gen.?"
 Ichnofossils -