Escavada Wash (Lower) (Paleocene of the United States)

Also known as Sinclair and Granger Loc. 14 (in part)

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

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Nacimiento Formation, Torrejonian (63.3 - 61.7 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: T. E. Williamson and S. G. Lucas. 1993. Paleocene vertebrate paleontology of the San Juan Basin, New Mexico. New Mexico Museum of Natural History Bulletin 2:105-136 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

PaleoDB collection 14834: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.04.1994, edited by Roger Benson

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Taxonomic list

• identical to list 21 of Williamson 1996
although the wash is mostly in San Juan County, fossils are from its far end in Sandoval County; see map and sections of Williamson 1996
excludes multis
Reptilia
 Testudines - Baenidae
Baena escavada n. sp. Hay 1908 turtle
AMNH 1203 partial shell; obtained by Dr. J. L. Wortman and Mr. Walter Granger in 1896, in the Torrejon deposits, at the head of Escavada Creek
Mammalia
 Condylarthra - Hyopsodontidae
Ellipsodon grangeri Wilson 1956 condylarth
 Tribosphenida - Periptychidae
Periptychus carinidens Cope 1881 condylarth
 Taeniodonta - Stylinodontidae
Psittacotherium multifragum Cope 1882 taeniodont
 Acreodi - Triisodontidae
Triisodon quivirensis Cope 1881 eutherian