Savoy Pit (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Fannin County, Texas (33.6° N, 96.4° W: paleocoordinates 35.0° N, 64.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ector Chalk Formation (Austin Group), Early/Lower Coniacian (89.3 - 85.8 Ma)

• Ector Chalk Fm. within Austin Group. Within Peroniceras haasi Zone.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1940; reposited in the TMM

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: D.C. Parris and J. Echols. 1992. The Fossil Bird Ichthyornis In The Cretaceous of Texas. The Texas Journal of Science 44(2):201-212 [J. Hunter/J. Rezza/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34755: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 22.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Ornithurae -
Ichthyornis dispar Marsh 1872 bird