USGS locality 5134, Yankee mine number 5, near Raton, NM, Raton Fm (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: New Mexico (37.0° N, 104.3° W: paleocoordinates 42.6° N, 84.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Raton Formation, Paleocene (66.0 - 56.0 Ma)

• near top of section

Environment/lithology: fluvial; sandstone and coal

• Raton Fm is made up of sandstones and coals

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• Specimens were collected by W.T. Lee, 1908.

Primary reference: R. W. Brown. 1962. Paleocene flora of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 375:1-119 [P. Wilf/J. Sessa/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41187: authorized by Peter Wilf, entered by Jocelyn Sessa on 07.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Species lists for Brown 1962 were compiled from the publication and provided for the Paleobiology Database by Drs. Steven R. Manchester and Peter R. Crane.
 Magnoliales - Lauraceae
Laurus socialis Brown 1962 laurel
 Proteales - Platanaceae
Platanus nobilis Newberry 1868 plane tree
Platanus raynoldsi plane tree