Pentaceratops type, AMNH loc. 12863 (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Tsaya

Where: San Juan County, New Mexico (36.2° N, 108.0° W: paleocoordinates 43.4° N, 79.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by C. H. Sternberg in 1922; reposited in the AMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• found with postcranial skeleton, but this was later discarded (!)

Primary reference: H. F. Osborn. 1923. A new genus and species of Ceratopsia from New Mexico, Pentaceratops sternbergii. American Museum Novitates 93:1-3 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39229: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 24.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Neornithischia - Ceratopsidae
Pentaceratops sternbergii n. gen. n. sp. Osborn 1923 ceratopsid
AMNH 6325