LSUMG 489, Talley Mountain (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as VL-489, Judy's Conglomerate

Where: Brewster County, Texas (29.1° N, 103.2° W: paleocoordinates 35.5° N, 76.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Shale Member (Aguja Formation), Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: channel lag; paleosol/pedogenic, intraclastic, sandy conglomerate

• "lag deposits from the base of fluvial channels"
• "carbonate-cemented, pedogenic-nodule, sandstone conglomerates containing numerous clasts of clay, pedogenic nodules..."

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: J. T. Sankey. 2001. Late Campanian southern dinosaurs, Aguja Formation, Big Bend, Texas. Journal of Paleontology 75(1):208-215 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 68003: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 21.12.2006, edited by Mark Bell

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Tyrannosaurid indet.2
LSUMG 489:5580
Gnathostomata
  -
Chondrichthyes indet.2 Huxley 1880 cartilaginous fish
Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus sp.2 Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
LSUMG 489:5627
 Hybodontiformes - Lonchidiidae
"Lissodus selachos" = Lonchidion selachos2
"Lissodus selachos" = Lonchidion selachos2 Estes 1964 elasmobranch
LSUMG 489:5692
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae
Ischyrhiza sp.2 Leidy 1856 elasmobranch
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Ptychotrygonidae
Ptychotrygon sp.2 Jaekel 1894 elasmobranch
LSUMG 489:5670
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatidae indet.2 Jordan 1888 whiptail stingray
LSUMG 489:5648
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Onchopristis dunklei2 McNulty and Slaughter 1962 sawfish
LSUMG 489:5667
 Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae
Scapanorhynchus texanus2 Roemer 1852 goblin shark
LSUMG 489:5626,5666
 Orectolobiformes - Orectolobidae
Squatirhina americana2 Estes 1964 wobbegong
LSUMG 489:5689
Gnathostomata
  -
Actinopteri
 Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae
Phyllodontidae indet.2 Sauvage 1875
LSUMG 489:5577
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteidae indet.2 Cuvier 1825 gar
LSUMG 489:5732
Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpeton sp.2 Estes and Hoffstetter 1976 tetrapod
 Caudata - Urodela
Scapherpeton sp.2 Cope 1876 salamander
LSUMG 489:5694
Reptilia
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
cf. Richardoestesia sp.2 Currie et al. 1990 coelurosaur
Richardoestesia isosceles n. sp. Sankey 2001 coelurosaur
LSUMG 489:6238, 6233, 6235, 6050
Richardoestesia isosceles4 Sankey 2001 coelurosaur
LSUMG 489:6237
Richardoestesia gilmorei2 Currie et al. 1990 coelurosaur
Saurornitholestes indet.2 Sues 1978 coelurosaur
Saurornitholestes cf. langstoni4 Sues 1978 coelurosaur
LSUMG 489:6234
Saurornitholestinae indet.1 Longrich and Currie 2009 coelurosaur
LSUMG 489:5659
Aves
  -
cf. Aves indet.2 Linnaeus 1758 bird
Reptilia
 Avetheropoda - Tyrannosauridae
Tyrannosauridae indet. Osborn 1906 tyrannosaurid
LSUMG 489:5580, 6236
Tyrannosauridae indet.4 Osborn 1906 tyrannosaurid
LSUMG 489:6239
 Ornithischia -
Ornithischia indet. ornithischian
 Neornithischia - Pachycephalosauridae
Pachycephalosauridae indet.2 Sternberg 1945 ornithischian
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Hadrosauridae indet. Cope 1869 hadrosaurid
LSUMG 489:5538, 5700
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet.2 crocodilian
LSUMG 489:5564, 5582 [entered as Crocodylian indet.]
 Crocodylia -
Deinosuchus riograndensis2 Colbert and Bird 1954 crocodilian
LSUMG 489:5672
Brachychampsa sp.2 Gilmore 1911 crocodilian
LSUMG 489:5658
 Loricata - Goniopholididae
"Goniopholidae indet." = Goniopholididae2
"Goniopholidae indet." = Goniopholididae2 Cope 1875 crocodilian
LSUMG 489:5673, 5608
 Squamata - Teiidae
Teiidae sp.2 Gray 1827 squamates
LSUMG 489:5656
 Squamata - Anguidae
"Glyptosauridae indet." = Glyptosaurinae2
"Glyptosauridae indet." = Glyptosaurinae2 Marsh 1872 squamates
 Squamata -
 Squamata - Chamopsiidae
Chamops sp.2 Marsh 1892 lizard
Mammalia
  -
Mammalia indet.2 Linnaeus 1758 mammal
 Theriiformes -
"Marsupialia indet." = Metatheria2
"Marsupialia indet." = Metatheria2 Huxley 1880 marsupial
 Didelphimorphia - Alphadontidae
Alphadon sp.3 Simpson 1927 marsupial
LSUMG 489:5679
 Allotheria -
Multituberculata indet.2 Cope 1884 multituberculate
 Multituberculata -
cf. Paracimexomys sp.3 Archibald 1982 multituberculate
LSUMG 489:5684
 Multituberculata - Cimolomyidae
Cimolomys sp.3 Marsh 1889 multituberculate
LSUMG 489:5681
Amphibia
  -
Amphibia indet.2 tetrapod