2010 GSA Denver Annual Meeting (31 October 3 November 2010)
Paper No. 269-6
Presentation Time: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

DISCOVERY OF A SECOND HADROSAUR FROM THE LATE CRETACEOUS COON CREEK FORMATION, WEST TENNESSEE

MARKIN, Walter L. and GIBSON, Michael A., Agriculture, Geoscience, & Natural Resources, University of Tennessee at Martin, 256 Brehm Hall, Martin, TN 38238, wmarkin_85@yahoo.com

New material was found belonging to Hadrosaurinae. A left dentary, a caudal vertebra, and 6 indeterminate bone fragments of a juvenile hadrosaur was found in a Coon Creek Formation outcrop in Decatur County, Tennessee. It has been identified as genus Edmontosaurus. Species is indeterminate but likely annectens. The stratigraphy consists of highly bioturbated and fossiliferous glauconitic material that is weathered. A possible relation to previously published first hadrosaur find in Tennessee is being studied. In this outcrop there is an abundance of vertebrate material mostly consisting of mosasaur vertebra, shark teeth, Enchodus teeth and jaws, and numerous taxa of sea turtle shell fragments. There are also numerous crustacean limb fragments, rare bivalve molds, and burrow casts.

2010 GSA Denver Annual Meeting (31 October 3 November 2010)
General Information for this Meeting
Session No. 269--Booth# 307
Paleontology, Paleobiogeography, and Stratigraphy of the Late Cretaceous North American Seas (Posters): A Tribute to Bill Cobban
Colorado Convention Center: Hall D
8:00 AM-6:00 PM, Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 631

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