De-na-zin Wash (LACM 5533) (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: San Juan County, New Mexico (36.3° N, 108.0° W: paleocoordinates 43.2° N, 87.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Nacimiento Formation, Pu1 (66.0 - 63.3 Ma)

• "'Puerco Interval,' approximately 10 m above the base of the Nacimiento Formation... earliest Paleocene"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; green, white, sandy mudstone

• "greenish-white, sandy mudstone"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts

Reposited in the LACM

Primary reference: R. M. Sullivan, S. G. Lucas, A. P. Hunt and T. H. Fritts. 1988. Color pattern on the selmacryptodiran turtle Neurankylus from the Early Paleocene (Puercan) of the San Juan Basin, New Mexico. Contributions in Science, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 401:1-9 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 74532: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 09.08.2007, edited by David Nicholson

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Baenidae
Neurankylus sp. Lambe 1902 turtle