Staton-LaPoint locality, NMMNH L-353 (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Elephant Butte, Kettle Top Butte

Where: Sierra County, New Mexico (33.2° N, 107.1° W: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 85.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Hall Lake Member (McRae Formation), Lancian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• "probably" several meters above the Hall Lake-Jose Crek contact

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, red, blue shale and fine-grained sandstone

• "well-indurated purple to maroon shale intercalated with fine-grained sandstone"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by D. Staton, J. LaPoint, D. Gillette in 1983; reposited in the NMMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: R. P. Lozinsky, A. P. Hunt, D. L. Wolberg and S. G. Lucas. 1984. Late Cretaceous (Lancian) dinosaurs from the McRae Formation, Sierra County, New Mexico. New Mexico Geology 6(4):72-77 [B. Tiffney/J. Jacobson/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 55287: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 05.10.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Avetheropoda - Tyrannosauridae
Tyrannosaurus rex Osborn 1905 tyrant lizard king
NMMNH P-3698, formerly P-10131-1