Smith Cove (UCMP 1012) (Triassic of the United States)

Where: Shasta County, California (40.8° N, 122.1° W: paleocoordinates 11.4° N, 50.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Hosselkus Limestone Formation, Carnian (237.0 - 228.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. L. Nicholls. 1999. A reexamination of Thalattosaurus and Nectosaurus and the relationships of the Thalattosauria (Reptilia: Diapsida). PaleoBios 19(1):1-29 [J. Marcot/J. Marcot]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 190855: authorized by Jonathan Marcot, entered by Jonathan Marcot on 19.12.2017, edited by Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Thalattosauria -
Nectosaurus halius n. gen. n. sp.
Nectosaurus halius n. gen. n. sp. Merriam 1905 diapsid
UCMP 9124
 Ichthyosauria - Shastasauridae
"Shastasaurus altispinus n. sp." = Shastasaurus pacificus
"Shastasaurus altispinus n. sp." = Shastasaurus pacificus Merriam 1895 ichthyosaur
UCMP 9083, "five complete vertebrae and one partial vertebra from the middle and posterior dorsal regions; one complete anterior podial or phalangeal element and a fragment of another; several well-preserved but incomplete dorsal ribs; two dorsal neural arches with spines, and fragments of others"