Coal Creek Canyon (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: San Juan County, New Mexico (36.6° N, 108.6° W: paleocoordinates 43.6° N, 87.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Puercan (66.0 - 63.3 Ma)

• 'Puerco beds'

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by O. A. Peterson, with Dr J. L Wortman's party in 1892; 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 131897: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 01.08.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
"Conchochelys admirabilis n. gen. n. sp." = Trionyx admirabilis
"Conchochelys admirabilis n. gen. n. sp." = Trionyx admirabilis Hay 1905 softshell turtle
AMNH 6090, holotype skull