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    Brachauchenius


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    • Brachauchenius lucasi finds are more based in Kansas, but examples in Eagle Ford Texas have been found, most notably Willison's 1907 second B. lucasi skull which has been found in the same area.

      There is a possibility that this tooth could actually be Polyptychodon hudsoni which have been also found in Eagle Ford, but based on the morphology of the tooth (especially the root part near the crown), I think it is more likely B. lucasi.

    Taxonomy

    Pliosaur

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Reptilia
    Order: Plesiosauria
    Family: Pliosauridae
    Genus: cf. Brachauchenius
    Species: cf. B. lucasi

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Mesozoic
    Period: Cretaceous
    Epoch: Late
    International Age: Turonian

    Stratigraphy

    Eagle Ford Group
    Britton Formation

    Provenance

    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Location

    Dallas County
    Texas
    United States

    Comments

    Brachauchenius lucasi finds are more based in Kansas, but examples in Eagle Ford Texas have been found, most notably Willison's 1907 second B. lucasi skull which has been found in the same area.

    There is a possibility that this tooth could actually be Polyptychodon hudsoni which have been also found in Eagle Ford, but based on the morphology of the tooth (especially the root part near the crown), I think it is more likely B. lucasi.

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    sixgill pete

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    Very nice tooth. Wondering if there is someone close to you who could possibly give a positive ID? That way if someone does have a similar tooth and is using our collections area to help get an ID, it could be more positive. Either a great entry for the collections section.

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