Hunter Wash [USNM] (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: San Juan County, New Mexico (36.4° N, 108.1° W: paleocoordinates 43.8° N, 85.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Kirtland Formation, Early/Lower Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• orig. assigned to McDermott Fm

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red shale

• "purple shales"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by C. W. Gilmore in 1929; reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: T. M. Lehman. 1981. The Alamo Wash local fauna: a new look at the old Ojo Alamo fauna. In S. G. Lucas, J. K. Rigby Jr., B. S. Kues (eds.), Advances in San Juan Basin Paleontology. New Mexico University Press, Albuquerque 189-221 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 199764: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 13.02.2019

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Neornithischia - Ceratopsidae
Pentaceratops sp. Osborn 1923 ceratopsid
USNM 12741, partial skull