east of Eureka (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Berthiaume

Where: Eureka County, Nevada (39.5° N, 116.0° W: paleocoordinates 40.8° N, 66.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Weber Formation, Early/Lower Cretaceous (145.0 - 100.5 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, sideritic shale

• The material is preserved in a siliceous shale, thinly laminated and of a buff to gray color.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by S. A. Berthiaume in 1939; reposited in the CIT

Primary reference: L. David. 1941. Leptolepis nevadensis, a new Cretaceous fish. Journal of Paleontology 15(3):318-321 [M. Bell/M. Bell]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140554: authorized by Mark Bell, entered by Mark Bell on 12.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Leptolepidiformes - Leptolepididae