Lance Creek, near mouth of Lightning Creek (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as T. elatus type site

Where: Niobrara County, Wyoming (43.2° N, 104.6° W: paleocoordinates 49.9° N, 78.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Laramie Formation, Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• "about the middle of the Laramie series"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; poorly lithified, sandy shale

• "a loose bed of arenaceous shale"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. B. Hatcher in 1890; reposited in the USNM, YPM

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

• second specimen found about 10 feet away from type, in same horizon

Primary reference: J. B. Hatcher, O. C. Marsh, and R. S. Lull. 1907. The Ceratopsia. Monographs of the United States Geological Survey 49:1-198 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 46130: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 04.01.2005

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Neornithischia - Ceratopsidae
"Triceratops elatus n. sp." = Triceratops horridus
"Triceratops elatus n. sp." = Triceratops horridus Marsh 1889 ceratopsid
USNM 1201 (= Sk. 16)