TKM007, Elephant Butte (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Sierra County, New Mexico (33.2° N, 107.2° W: paleocoordinates 40.4° N, 85.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• Found at the boundary of the Hall Lake Member and Jose Creek Member

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

• "Fossil bones are often associated with conglomerate or shaly beds"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1981

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 55289: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 05.10.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurischia -
Alamosaurus sp. Gilmore 1922 sauropod