Shellenberger Canyon Paleontological Project
||Principal Investigator Curator Dr.
Adjunct Curator Brian Curtice, Gavin McCullough, Greg Cranwell
||Southeast of Tucson
||Albian, early Cretaceous, 105 million
years before present
||Shellenberger Canyon Formation
||Sauropod, possible nodosaur, crocodile,
turtles, clams and petrified wood.
||The only terrestrial community of
organisms known from the early Cretaceous of Arizona.
Publications from Shellenberger Canyon Paleontological Project
||Cretaceous Vertebrates of Arizona.
Robert McCord and David Gillette. Vertebrate Paleontology of
Arizona, Robert McCord ed. Mesa Southwest Museum Bulletin 11:
||A Preliminary Report of New Fossils
from the Schellenberger Canyon Formation (upper Cretaceous) of
southern Arizona USA.
Gregory P. Cranwell. Mesa Southwest Museum Bulletin 8:61.
Dr. McCord and researcher Greg Cranwell display a
coracoid and fibula of "Shelly," a sauropod dinosaur.
Dr. McCord and Cranwell examine bones from Shelly.