Head of the Escavada Canyon (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (35.7° N, 107.0° W: paleocoordinates 42.1° N, 87.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Torrejonian (63.3 - 61.7 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Dr. J. L. Wortman in 1896; reposited in the AMNH

Primary reference: O. P. Hay. 1908. The fossil turtles of North America. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 75:1-568 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 131858: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 31.07.2012

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Kinosternoidea
"Hoplochelys saliens n. sp." = Hoplochelys crassa, "Hoplochelys paludosa n. sp." = Hoplochelys crassa
"Hoplochelys saliens n. sp." = Hoplochelys crassa Cope 1888 mud turtle
AMNH 1200 holotype crushed shell
"Hoplochelys paludosa n. sp." = Hoplochelys crassa Cope 1888 mud turtle
AMNH 6079: found by Mr. Barnum Brown, in 1904, in Escavada Canyon, New Mexico, where H. saliens was discovered