UCMP V-6630 (Oligocene of the United States)

Also known as John Day Formation Dyticonastis rensbergeri type locality

Where: Oregon (44.0° N, 120.3° W: paleocoordinates 43.8° N, 109.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Turtle Cove Member (John Day Formation), Whitneyan (33.3 - 30.8 Ma)

• "...Collected from below the Picture Gorge ignimbrite of the Turtle Cove Member of the John Day Formation...This level has been determined as late Whitneyian (latest Oligocene) in age. (pg. 168)"

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: microfossils

Primary reference: D. S. Berman. 1976. A new amphisbaenian (Reptilia: Amphisbaenia) from the Oligocene-Miocene John Day Formation, Oregon,. Journal of Paleontology 50(1):165-174 [C. Bell/C. Bell]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136093: authorized by Jason Head, entered by Jason Head on 17.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Rhineuridae
Dyticonastis rensbergeri n. gen. n. sp.
Dyticonastis rensbergeri n. gen. n. sp. Berman 1976 worm lizard
UCMP 76881 (holotype), complete skull, both mandibles, first through fourth vertebrae