USNM Loc. 42175, Paton's Hole (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as MTC WY-04020

Where: Big Horn County, Wyoming (44.7° N, 107.9° W: paleocoordinates 43.9° N, 62.8° W)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Himes Member (Cloverly Formation), Albian (113.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• Unit VI

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; brown, sandy mudstone and white claystone

• "Tan sandy mudstone above white claystone"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by M. Carrano in 2004; reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: bulk, surface (float), sieve,

Primary reference: M. P. J. Oreska, M. T. Carrano, and K. M. Dzikiewicz. 2013. Vertebrate paleontology of the Cloverly Formation (Lower Cretaceous), I: faunal composition, biogeographic relationships, and sampling. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(2):264-292 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 137562: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 18.12.2012, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Decapoda -
Pleocyemata indet. Burkenroad 1963 decapod
crayfish gastroliths
 Hybodontiformes -
Hybodontoidea indet. Zangerl 1981 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes - Polyacrodontidae
"Hybodus cf. parvidens" = Polyacrodus parvidens
"Hybodus cf. parvidens" = Polyacrodus parvidens Woodward 1916 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Egertonodus sp. Maisey 1987 elasmobranch
 Osteichthyes -
Osteichthyes indet. Huxley 1880 bony fish
Actinopterygii indet. ray-finned fish
 Holostei -
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpeton sp. Estes and Hoffstetter 1976 tetrapod
 Salientia -
Anura indet. Fischer von Waldheim 1813 frog
 Caudata -
Caudata indet. Scopoli 1777 salamander
 Testudines -
Testudines indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
? Glyptops pervicax Hay 1908 turtle
 Testudinata - Helochelydridae
Naomichelys speciosa Hay 1908 turtle
 Saurischia -
? Titanosauriformes indet. Salgado et al. 1997 sauropod
Theropoda indet. Marsh 1881 theropod
Tetanurae indet. Gauthier 1986 tetanuran
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Deinonychus antirrhopus Ostrom 1969 coelurosaur
 Aves -
? Aves indet. bird
 Ornithischia -
Ornithischia indet. Seeley 1888 ornithischian
 Neornithischia - Thescelosauridae
cf. Zephyrosaurus sp. Sues 1980 ornithischian
 Loricata -
Mesoeucrocodylia indet. Whetstone and Whybrow 1983 crocodilian
 Crocodylia -
Crocodylia indet. Owen 1842 crocodilian
 Loricata - Bernissartiidae
"cf. Bernissartidae indet." = Bernissartiidae
"cf. Bernissartidae indet." = Bernissartiidae Dollo 1883 crocodilian
 Loricata - Pholidosauridae
cf. Pholidosauridae indet. von Zittel and Eastman 1902 crocodilian
 Loricata - Goniopholididae
cf. Goniopholididae indet. Cope 1875 crocodilian
 Squamata -
Squamata indet. Oppel 1811 squamates
 Mammalia -
Mammalia indet. mammal
 Amphibia -
Amphibia indet. Linnaeus 1758 tetrapod