Aalborg mosasaur chalk pit (Cretaceous of Denmark)

Also known as Alborg

Where: Denmark (57.0° N, 9.9° E: paleocoordinates 49.5° N, 8.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Danish White Chalk Formation, Early/Lower Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified limestone

• chalk

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by MGUH in 1960's

• Geological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen

Primary reference: J. Lindgren and J. W. M. Jagt. 2005. Danish mosasaurs. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences — Geologie en Mijnbouw 84(3):315-320 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 140266: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 06.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Tooth originally illustrated by Rasmussen (1966, p. 55). Subsequently, these three teeth have also appeared in papers by Rasmussen (1967, fig. 121.3) and Bonde (1997a, b). Rasmussen (1967) identified them as belonging to the genus Mosasaurus, whereas Bonde (1997a, b) was more specific in his assignment and concluded that at least MGUH 27472 could be assigned to one of the larger mosasaurs of all time, Mosasaurus hoffmanni.
Reptilia
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasaurus cf. hoffmanni Mantell 1829 mosasaur
MGUH 27472 (marginal tooth crown)