Favret Canyon ichthyosaur 2008 (Triassic of the United States)

Where: Nevada (40.1° N, 117.5° W: paleocoordinates 10.9° N, 41.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Nevadisculites taylori ammonoid zone, Fossil Hill Member (Favret Formation), Pelsonian (247.2 - 242.0 Ma)

• Middle Anisian Taylori Zone of the Fossil Hill Member of the Favret Formation

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by FIeld Museum field party in 2008; reposited in the FMNH

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

• FMNH PR 3032 was collected in 2008

•Jim Holstein discovered the fossil during a field expedition led by Martin Sander and Olivier Rieppel in 1997. Nicole Klein and Olaf Dülfer helped excavate the fossil. Akiko Shinya, Deborah Wagner, Constance van Beek, Jim Holstein, and Lisa Herzog prepared the fossil together with Field Museum volunteers.

•The fossil was collected under Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Permit N-85047 and with the support of the BLM Winnemucca field office.

Primary reference: N. B. Fröbisch, J. Fröbisch, P. M. Sander, L. Schmitz, and O. Rieppel. 2013. Macropredatory ichthyosaur from the Middle Triassic and the origin of modern trophic networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110(4):1393-1397 [R. Benson/R. Benson/B. Allen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138264: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 08.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Ichthyosauria -
Thalattoarchon saurophagis n. gen. n. sp. Fröbisch et al. 2013 ichthyosaur
FMNH PR 3032, holotype partial skeleton