UMNH VP Loc. 51 (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Zion Canyon NP

Where: Kane County, Utah (37.2° N, 112.9° W: paleocoordinates 45.5° N, 84.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Kaiparowits Formation, Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: crevasse splay; poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal, brown, silty sandstone

• "a flood deposit"
• "a brown, friable, silty sandstone with abundant snail shell fragments"

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: R. L. Nydam, J. G. Eaton, and J. T. Sankey. 2007. New taxa of transversely-toothed lizards (Squamata: Scincomorpha) and new information on the evolutionary history of "teiids". Journal of Paleontology 81(3):538-549 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 75849: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 31.10.2007, edited by Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
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Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1795 snail
Chondrichthyes
 Orectolobiformes - Hemiscylliidae
Chiloscyllium missouriense3 Case 1979 carpet shark
UMNH VP 18896-7
Reptilia
 Squamata - Chamopsiidae
Peneteius saueri McCord 1998 squamates
UMNH VP 11651-11655
Amphibia
 Salientia -
Anura "Unnamed genus and species II"2 Fischer von Waldheim 1813 frog
UMNH VP 13267*, 13254*
Anura "indet. 1"2 Fischer von Waldheim 1813 frog
UMNH VP 13269*, maxilla
 Proteida - Batrachosauroididae
Opisthotriton sp.1 Auffenberg 1961 salamander
UMNH VP 13275