Blue Hilll Shale Member (Kansas) fauna (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Blue Hilll Shale Member, Carlile Shale (Turonian) fauna

Where: Kansas (38.9° N, 99.3° W: paleocoordinates 39.6° N, 64.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Blue Hill Shale Member (Carlile Shale Formation), Middle Turonian (93.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• Blue Hill Shale Member of the Carlile Shale. "The Blue Hill Shale Member has been assigned a late middle Turonian age based on the occurrence of the ammonite Collignoniceras hyatti."

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; silty shale

• From another source: "The top of the Fairport represents a transition to shallower water conditions leading to the deposition of the silty shales of the Blue Hill Shale Member."

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Collection techniques not mentioned in text.

Primary reference: R. M. Feldman and M. Maxey. 1980. Raninella carlilensis, a new raninid crab from the Carlile Shale (Turonian) of Kansas. Journal of Paleontology 54(4):858-861 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35063: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 28.10.2003

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Taxonomic list

• Not a representative taxonomist list in authors opinion. Paper describes a single taxon and lists one other from the member.
Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Palinuridae
Linuparus canadensis Whiteaves 1884 spiny lobster
 Decapoda - Raninidae
Raninella carlilensis Feldmann and Maxey 1980 crab