High Ceratopsian, UCMP V88001 (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as High Triceratops

Where: McCone County, Montana (47.6° N, 106.2° W: paleocoordinates 54.2° N, 79.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Hell Creek Formation, Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• uppermost Hell Creek

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; poorly lithified, bentonitic, gray mudstone

• "gray fissile mudstone", bentonitic

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1990; reposited in the UCMP

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: M. B. Goodwin and J. R. Horner. 2010. Historical collecting bias and the fossil record of Triceratops in Montana. In M. J. Ryan, B. J. Chinnery-Allgeier, D. A. Eberth (eds.), New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs: The Royal Tyrrell Museum Ceratopsian Symposium. Indiana University Press, Bloomington 551-563 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 109659: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 20.05.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Neornithischia - Ceratopsidae
Triceratops sp. Marsh 1889 ceratopsid
UCMP V132073, 137263 (one individual)