Walnut Creek B local fauna (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Astrophocaudia slaughteri type; Decatur; SMU

Where: Wise County, Texas (33.2° N, 97.6° W: paleocoordinates 30.7° N, 55.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Member (Paluxy Formation), Early/Lower Albian (112.0 - 109.0 Ma)

• Uppermost part of the middle unit of the Paluxy Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Robert H. Slaughter in the 1960s

Primary reference: W. Langston. 1974. Nonmammalian Comanchean tetrapods. In B. F. Perkins (ed.), Aspects of Trinity Division Geology. A Symposium on the Stratigraphy, Sedimentary Environments, and Fauna of the Comanche Cretaceous Trinity Division (Aptian and Albian) of Texas and Northern Mexico. Geoscience and Man 8:77-102 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137532: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 17.12.2012, edited by Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Lepisosteiformes -
Lepidotes sp.1 Agassiz 1843 gar
Reptilia
 Testudinata - Helochelydridae
Naomichelys sp.1 Hay 1908 turtle
 Saurischia -
Astrophocaudia slaughteri n. gen. n. sp.1 D'Emic 2013 sauropod
SMU 61732
Theropoda indet.1 Marsh 1881 theropod
claw (SMU 62723) and squamosal (SMU 61741)
Theropoda indet.1 Marsh 1881 theropod
postorbital [? = squamosal (SMU 61741)]
 Neornithischia - Hypsilophodontidae
? Hypsilophodontidae indet.2 Dollo 1882 hypsilophodontid
SMU 62258, tooth
 Neornithischia -
Ornithopoda indet. bird foot dinosaur
SMU 62047, dorsal vertebra