Dry Cave (Locality 12) (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Eddy County, New Mexico (32.4° N, 104.5° W: paleocoordinates 32.4° N, 104.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• "A C14 date on bone from the immediate area is 10,730 +/- 150 BP"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; lithology not reported

• none given

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1966 - 1984

Primary reference: J. A. Holman. 1970. A Pleistocene herpetofauna from Eddy County, New Mexico. The Texas Journal of Science XXII(1):29-39 [J. Head/J. Head]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140704: authorized by Jason Head, entered by Jason Head on 15.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• list is apparently very incomplete
unclassified
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Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Bufonidae
Bufo indet. Laurenti 1768 toad
Reptilia
 Squamata - Iguanidae
Crotaphytus collaris Say 1823 Collared lizard
Phrynosoma douglassi horned lizard
Sceloporus undulatus Bosc 1802 eastern fence lizard
 Squamata - Colubridae
Thamnophis indet. Fitzinger 1843 garter snake
 Squamata - Crotalidae
Crotalus atrox rattlesnake
Crotalus indet. Linnaeus 1758 rattlesnake