Conning Tower 1, UCMP loc. V.86051 (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as UCMP V-86051

Where: Slope County County, North Dakota (46.4° N, 103.5° W: paleocoordinates 52.5° N, 76.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Hell Creek Formation, Lancian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial; sandstone

• LAG DEPOSITS AT THE BASE OF A THICK CHANNEL SAND COMPLEX

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the UCMP

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

Primary reference: P. A. Holroyd and J. H. Hutchison. 2002. Patterns of geographic variation in latest Cretaceous vertebrates: evidence from the turtle component. Geological Society of America Special Paper 361:177-190 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 137705: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 18.12.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
Melvius thomasi Bryant 1987 bowfin
UCMP 177940–177942
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Atractosteus sp. Rafinesque 1820 gar
UCMP 177939
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet. Gray 1825 softshell turtle
UCMP 177943–177945
 Testudines - Compsemydidae
Compsemys victa Leidy 1856 turtle
UCMP 177958–177959
 Testudines - Baenidae
Neurankylus sp. Lambe 1902 turtle
UCMP 177956–177957
 Testudines - Kinosternoidae
Kinosternoidae indet. Holroyd and Hutchison 2002 turtle
UCMP 177960
 Testudines - Pantrionychidae
Helopanoplia distincta Hay 1908 turtle
UCMP 177946–177948
 Testudines - Adocidae
Adocus sp. Cope 1868 turtle
UCMP 177949–177955
 Saurischia -
Saurischia indet. Seeley 1888 saurischian
UCMP 177963
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Hadrosauridae indet. Cope 1869 hadrosaurid
UCMP 177962
 Crocodylia -
Crocodylia indet. Owen 1842 crocodilian
UCMP 177961