Garden of the Gods (Cretaceous to of the United States)

Where: El Paso County, Colorado (38.9° N, 104.9° W: paleocoordinates 37.9° N, 59.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lytle Member (Purgatoire Formation), Aptian to Aptian (125.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• lower part of member

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; fine, gray, cherty/siliceous sandstone

• "a light gray sandstone with fine-grain to very fine-grain size. The gains are subrounded with few subangular grains. It is rich in quartz and chert"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Kerr in 1878; reposited in the YPM

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: J. R. Foster. 2003. Paleoecological analysis of the vertebrate fauna of the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic), Rocky Mountain region, U.S.A. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 23:1-95 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 70025: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 14.03.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Neornithischia -
Theiophytalia kerri n. gen. n. sp.
Theiophytalia kerri n. gen. n. sp. Brill and Carpenter 2007 bird foot dinosaur