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Tropic Shale (MNA locality 1627) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Dolichorhynchops tropicensis type

Where: Kane County, Utah (37.0° N, 111.7° W: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 77.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Tropic Shale Formation, Early/Lower Turonian (94.3 - 89.3 Ma)

• The sites are located within the Early Turonian, in a span between 93.5 and 92.0 Ma

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shale

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by MNA in 2003

Primary reference: R. Schmeisser McKean. 2012. A new species of polycotylid plesiosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Lower Turonian of Utah: Extending the stratigraphic range of Dolichorhynchops. Cretaceous Research 34:184-199 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 132356: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 14.08.2012

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