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The Moreno Formation is a Mesozoic geologic formation. Dinosaur remains diagnostic to the genus level are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.[1]

Moreno Formation
Stratigraphic range: Maastrichtian 70–66 Ma
TypeGeological formation
Location
RegionCalifornia
CountryUnited States

Contents

PaleofaunaEdit

Color key
Taxon Reclassified taxon Taxon falsely reported as present Dubious taxon or junior synonym Ichnotaxon Ootaxon Morphotaxon
Notes
Uncertain or tentative taxa are in small text; crossed out taxa are discredited.

DinosaursEdit

Dinosaurs reported from the Moreno Formation
Genus Species Location Member Material Notes

Augustynolophus[2]

A. morrisi[2]

A saurolophine.[2]

Saurolophus[2]

S. morrisi[2]

Reclassified as Augustynolophus morrisi.[2]

MosasaursEdit

Mosasaurids reported from the Moreno Formation
Genus Species Location Member Material Notes Images

Kolposaurus[3]

K. bennisoni[3]

The name Kolposaurus was preoccupied and its two constituent species moved to the new genus Plotosaurus.[3]

K. tuckeri[3]

Plesiotylosaurus[4]

P. crassidens[4]

Plotosaurus[3]

P. bennisoni[3]

P. tuckeri[3]

PlesiosaursEdit

Plesiosaurs reported from the Moreno Formation
Genus Species Location Member Material Notes

Aphrosaurus[5]

A. furlongi[5]

Fresnosaurus[6]

F. drescheri[6]

Hydrotherosaurus[5]

H. alexandrae[5]

Morenosaurus[6]

M. stocki[6]

TurtlesEdit

Testudines reported from the Moreno Formation
Genus Species Location Member Material Notes

Adocus

J. Howard Hutchison later referred the specimen originally identified as Adocus by to the genus Basilemys.[7]

Basilemys

Osteopygis[6]

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Weishampel, et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution." Pp. 517-607.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Prieto-Márquez, Albert; Wagner, Jonathan R.; Bell, Phil R.; Chiappe, Luis M. (2014). "The late-surviving 'duck-billed' dinosaur Augustynolophus from the upper Maastrichtian of western North America and crest evolution in Saurolophini". Geological Magazine. 152: 225–241. doi:10.1017/S0016756814000284.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "4: The Marine Reptiles; Mosasaurs," in Hilton (2003) p. 107-110
  4. ^ a b "Appendix: Summary of the Mesozoic Reptilian Fossils of California," in Hilton (2003) p. 273
  5. ^ a b c d "Appendix: Summary of the Mesozoic Reptilian Fossils of California," in Hilton (2003) p. 276
  6. ^ a b c d e "Appendix: Summary of the Mesozoic Reptilian Fossils of California," in Hilton (2003) p. 277
  7. ^ "4: The Marine Reptiles; Turtles," in Hilton (2003) p. 114

ReferencesEdit

  • Hilton, Richard P. 2003. Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California. Berkeley: University of California Press. 318 pp.
  • Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. 861 pp. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.