Kings View Quarry, Fruita (Jurassic to of the United States)

Also known as MWC locality L-2002-11

Where: Colorado (39.2° N, 108.8° W: paleocoordinates 35.4° N, 55.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Brushy Basin Member (Morrison Formation), Late/Upper Kimmeridgian to Late/Upper Kimmeridgian (155.7 - 145.0 Ma)

• middle of member

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; fine-grained, intraclastic, argillaceous sandstone

• "The sandstone is fine-grained but contains, in the bone layer, abundant 4-10 mm diameter clay clasts"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: L. King, J. Foster, and R. Scheetz. 2005. Mesadactylus and other new pterosaur specimens from the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic) of western Colorado. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(3, suppl.):78A [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 55329: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 10.10.2005, edited by Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pleurosternidae
Glyptops sp. Marsh 1890 turtle
 Saurischia - Camarasauridae
Camarasaurus sp. Cope 1877 camarasaurid
Camarasaurus grandis1 Marsh 1877 camarasaurid
MWC 3630
 Theropoda -
 Ornithischia - Stegosauridae
Stegosaurus sp. Marsh 1877 ornithischian
 Pterosauria -
? Pterodactyloidea indet.2 Plieninger 1901 pterosaur
 Loricata - Goniopholididae
Goniopholididae indet.2 Cope 1875 crocodilian
 Rhynchocephalia -
Opisthias sp. Gilmore 1909 rhynchocephalian