Pteranodon comptus type (Cretaceous to of the United States)

Where: Graham County, Kansas (39.4° N, 99.8° W: paleocoordinates 44.5° N, 68.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Smoky Hill Chalk Member (Niobrara Formation), Late/Upper Santonian to Late/Upper Santonian (85.8 - 70.6 Ma)

• Probably collected between Marker Units 15 and 19; upper part of member

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by B. F. Mudge in 1875; reposited in the YPM

Primary reference: O. C. Marsh. 1876. Notice of a new sub-order of Pterosauria. American Journal of Science 11:507-509 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 93233: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 08.01.2010

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Taxonomic list

 Pterosauria -
Pteranodon comptus n. sp. Marsh 1876 pterosaur
YPM 2335, distal ends of tibiae, right tarsals and metatarsal fragment