Short note on new records of late Turonian (Upper Cretaceous) marine reptile remains from the Úpohlavy quarry (NW Bohemia, Czech Republic)


Authors: Ekrt B, Košťák M, Mazuch M, Valíček J, Voigt S, Wiese F

Published in: Bulletin of Geosciences, volume 76, issue 2; pages: 101 - 106;

Keywords: Upper Cretaceous, Marine reptiles, Bohemian Cretaceous Basin,

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Several pieces of skeletal remains of larger marine reptiles were collected in the Úpohlavy quarry (near Lovosice in NW Bohemia) during field trips in 2000. One bone accumulation contained about 5 bones. Typical plesiosaurid teeth came from the same level - the so-called 'upper' coprolite bed. Average thickness of this horizon is about 0.5 m. It also contains a rich assemblage of shark and fish teeth, vertebrae and scales. Important ammonite fauna enabled a precise stratigraphic correlation and determination.