Garden of the Gods: Aptian - Albian, Colorado
collected by Kerr 1878

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Camptosaurus sp. Marsh 1885
1 individual
    = Theiophytalia kerri n. gen., n. sp. Brill and Carpenter 2007
Brill and Carpenter 2007
YPM 1887
see common names

Country:United States State/province:Colorado County:El Paso
Coordinates: 38.9° North, 104.9° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:37.9° North, 59.2° West
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Early/Lower Cretaceous
Key time interval:Aptian - Albian
Age range of interval:125.00000 - 100.50000 m.y. ago
Formation:Purgatoire Member:Lytle
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: lower part of member
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:very fine,fine,gray cherty/siliceous sandstone
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: "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"
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Degree of concentration:dispersed
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:good
Associated major elements:some
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:selective quarrying,mechanical,field collection
Reason for describing collection:general faunal/floral analysis
Museum repositories:YPM
Collectors:Kerr Collection dates:1878
Database number:70025
Authorizer:M. Carrano Enterer:M. Carrano
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:vertebrate
Created:2007-03-14 12:39:29 Last modified:2014-03-27 13:10:52
Access level:the public Released:2007-03-14 12:39:29
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

15179.ETE 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]

Secondary references:

24822ETE K. Brill and K. Carpenter. 2007. A description of a new ornithopod from the Lytle Member of the Purgatoire Formation (Lower Cretaceous) and a reassessment of the skull of Camptosaurus. In K. Carpenter (ed.), Horns and Beaks: Ceratopsian and Ornithopod Dinosaurs 49-67 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
50540 K. Carpenter and Y. Ishida. 2010. Early and "middle" Cretaceous iguanodonts in time and space. Journal of Iberian Geology 36(2):145-164 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]