Pence locality, NMMNH L-297 (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as UNM locality V-602

Where: Bernalillo County, New Mexico (35.2° N, 107.1° W: paleocoordinates 40.1° N, 75.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Hosta Member (Point Lookout Formation), Middle Santonian (85.8 - 83.5 Ma)

• ca. 6.5 m below local top of the Hosta Tongue

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; sandstone

• "fluvio-deltaic to offshore sandbar, or beach"
• Buff sandstone of the Hosta Tongue of Point Lookout Sandstone. Massive sandstone with laminar sandstone in vicinity.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the NMMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float),

Primary reference: S. G. Lucas, A. P. Hunt, and R. Pence. 1988. Some Late Cretaceous reptiles from New Mexico. In D. L. Wolberg (ed.), Contributions to Late Cretaceous paleontology and stratigraphy of New Mexico. Part III. New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Mineral Resources Bulletin 122:49-60 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 52037: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 13.07.2005, edited by Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus sp. Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes - Ptychodontidae
Ptychodus whipplei Marcou 1858 elasmobranch
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae
Ischyrhiza mira Leidy 1856 elasmobranch
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Ptychotrygonidae
Ptychotrygon triangularis Reuss 1845 elasmobranch
 Euselachii -
Batoidea indet. ray
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Pseudocorax sp. Priem 1897 mackerel shark
Squalicorax falcatus Agassiz 1843 crow shark
 Lamniformes - Mitsukurinidae
Scapanorhynchus raphiodon Agassiz 1843 goblin shark
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Cretolamna sp. Glikman 1958 mackerel shark
 Holostei -
Amiiformes indet. Hay 1929 bowfin
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteidae indet. Cuvier 1825 gar
 Testudines -
Testudines indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet. Gray 1825 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Baenidae
? Baenidae indet. Cope 1882 turtle
 Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
cf. Dromaeosauridae "indet. A" Colbert and Russell 1969 coelurosaur
NMMNH P-27481
 Avetheropoda -
cf. Tyrannosauroidea indet. Walker 1964 coelurosaur
NMMNH P-27483 to 27485
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Hadrosauridae indet. Cope 1869 hadrosaurid
 Loricata -
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia Owen 1842 crocodilian
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
cf. Platecarpus sp. Cope 1869 mosasaur
 Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae
Elasmosauridae indet. Cope 1869 elasmosaur