Condray Farm nodosaur (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Silvisaurus type

Where: Ottawa County, Kansas (39.2° N, 97.5° W: paleocoordinates 36.4° N, 55.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Terra Cotta Clay Member (Dakota Formation), Albian (113.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; lithified, fine-grained, concretionary, brown, gray, red sandstone

• "a warm-temperate forest like that of the southeastern Piedmont today...probably a coastal plain of low relief, in which aggrading streams deposited sediments from higher land to the west. The site is approximately 12 miles west of the present eastern margin of Cretaceous exposures."
• "The rock is a hard, fine-grained, cross-bedded sandstone, reddish, gray and brown, and has many concretions containing limonite."

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by W. Condray in 1955

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

• Collected by Warren Condray

Primary reference: T. H. Eaton, Jr. 1960. A new armored dinosaur from the Cretaceous of Kansas. The University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions: Vertebrata 8:1-24 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34726: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 17.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• plant genera are listed, but paper describes them as "oak, beech, sycamore and sassafras" (no genera named specifically).
Reptilia
 Ornithischia - Nodosauridae
Silvisaurus condrayi n. gen. n. sp.
Silvisaurus condrayi n. gen. n. sp. Eaton 1960 ornithischian
Magnoliopsida
 Magnoliales - Lauraceae
Sassafras sp. Nees v. Esenbeck and Ebermaier 1831 sassafras
 Proteales - Platanaceae
Platanus sp. Linnaeus 1753 plane tree
 Fagales - Fagaceae
Quercus sp. Linnaeus 1753
Fagus sp. Linnaeus beech