Castle Rock-Hackberry (YPM) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Hierosaurus type

Where: Trego County, Kansas (38.8° N, 100.2° W: paleocoordinates 40.8° N, 66.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Smoky Hill Chalk Member (Niobrara Formation), Late/Upper Coniacian (89.3 - 85.8 Ma)

• from between Hattin's beds 1-4; bed 2 used as approximate for section

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by C. H. Sternberg in 1905-1908; reposited in the YPM

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

• possibly two combined specimens from different localities; see Liggett (2005) for details

Primary reference: C. H. Sternberg. 1909. An armored dinosaur from the Kansas Chalk. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 22:257-259 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34700: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 16.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Ornithischia -
Hierosaurus sternbergii n. gen. n. sp.
Hierosaurus sternbergii n. gen. n. sp. Wieland 1909 ornithischian
YPM 1847, 55419