south side, Ah-shi-sle-pah Wash (SMP) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Ahshislepelta minor type

Where: San Juan County County, New Mexico (47.7° N, 112.9° W: paleocoordinates 55.5° N, 79.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Hunter Wash Member (Kirtland Formation), Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• Kirtland Formation (Hunter Wash Member), San Juan Basin, New Mexico; Late Campanian, Late Cretaceous

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by M. Burns & R. Sullivan in 2005–2009

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

• The holotype specimen was discovered in 2005 and collected over consecutive field seasons (2005–2009).

•SMP collection (State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)

Primary reference: M. E. Burns and R. M. Sullivan. 2011. A new ankylosaurid from the Upper Cretaceous Kirtland Formation, San Juan Basin, with comments on the diversity of ankylosaurids in New Mexico. In R. M. Sullivan, S. G. Lucas, & J. A. Spielmann (eds.), Fossil Record 3. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 53:169-178 [R. Benson/R. Benson/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 156486: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 21.05.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Ornithischia - Ankylosauridae
Ahshislepelta minor n. gen. n. sp.
Ahshislepelta minor n. gen. n. sp. Burns and Sullivan 2011 ornithischian
Holotype - SMP VP-1930, closely associated incomplete postcranial skeleton including partial left girdle and forelimb (scapulocoracoid, humerus, and proximal portion of the radius), right partial scapulocoracoid, numerous vertebral fragments (likely cervical and/or dorsal), complete and fragmentary thoracic osteoderms, and other unidentifiable postcranial fragments