Smoky Hill breaks (Cretaceous to of the United States)

Where: Gove County, Kansas (39.0° N, 100.5° W: paleocoordinates 40.6° N, 66.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Niobrara Formation (Colorado Group), Turonian to Turonian (93.9 - 83.6 Ma)

• age based on range from Kansas outcrops of the Niobrara

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by C. Sternberg in 1904

• The fossil is stored in the Roemer-Museum, Hildesheim, Germany

Primary reference: D. Thies and J. Vespermann. 1995. Die Mosasaurier des Roemer-Museums in Hildesheim. (The Mosasauridae of the Roemer Museum in Hildesheim). Paläontologische Zeitschrift 69(3/4):459-465 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38720: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna K√ľmmell on 01.05.2004, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Pancheloniidae
"Prionochelys galeotergum n. sp." = Prionochelys matutina
"Prionochelys galeotergum n. sp." = Prionochelys matutina Zangerl 1953 turtle
Zangerl states the fossil is from Cove County, Kansas, with no more precise information, collected by Sternberg
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
"Platecarpus ictericus" = Platecarpus tympaniticus
"Platecarpus ictericus" = Platecarpus tympaniticus Cope 1869 mosasaur