"Flats Area" (Oligocene of the United States)

Also known as Texasophis galbreathi type locality

Where: Logan County, Colorado (40.9° N, 103.4° W: paleocoordinates 42.1° N, 95.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Scenic (= Orella) Member (Brule Formation), Orellan (33.9 - 33.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; siliciclastic sediments

• No lithologic data is given by Holman (1984), however, the Brule Fm. is entirely composed of varying terrestial clastics of detritial and volcanic origin (see, e.g., GEOLEX - Brule Formation)

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by E. C. Galbreath et al. in 1958

• MSUVP = Vertebrate paleontology collections of the Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Primary reference: J. A. Holman. 1984. Texasophis galbreathi, new species, the earliest New World colubrid snake. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 3:223-225 [J. Mueller/T. Piernicke]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136087: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 17.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Colubridae
Texasophis galbreathi n. sp. Holman 1984 colubrid snake
holotype: a single trunk vertebra (MSUVP 1038)