Pentaceratops site, Hunter Wash (KU) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: San Juan County, New Mexico (36.3° N, 108.2° W: paleocoordinates 43.6° N, 79.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Fruitland Formation, Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• upper part of formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone and shale

• "interbedded sandstone, shale, carbonaceous sandstone and shale, coal, and local thin beds of limestone"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Kansas Univ. in 1966

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: T. Rowe, E. H. Colbert, and J. D. Nations. 1981. The occurrence of Pentaceratops (Ornithischia: Ceratopsia) with a description of its frill. Advances in San Juan Basin Paleontology, S. G. Lucas, J. K. Rigby Jr., and B. S. Kues (eds.), University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque 29-48 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34827: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 03.10.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Neornithischia - Ceratopsidae
Pentaceratops sternbergii Osborn 1923 ceratopsid
KU 16100