NMMNH Locality L-4010 (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Hunter Wash

Where: New Mexico (36.3° N, 108.5° W: paleocoordinates 43.6° N, 79.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• approx. 5 m below the "Bisti Bed"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coarse channel fill; volcaniclastic, flat-pebble conglomerate and sandstone

• "a well-drained upper delta plain environment" with deposit representing a channel fill.
• "an intercalated clay-pebble conglomerate and volcanic ash, in turn overlain by planar-bedded sandstone"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

• "NMMNH P-32824, rostral ramus of a right lacrimal"

Reposited in the NMMNH

Primary reference: T. D. Carr and T. E. Williamson. 2010. Bistahieversor sealeyi, gen. et sp. nov., a new tyrannosauroid from New Mexico and the origin of deep snouts in Tyrannosauroidea. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(1):1-16 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Oreska]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 96814: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Oreska on 01.07.2010, edited by Matthew Carrano and David Nicholson

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Unionida - Unionidae
Unionidae indet.3 Rafinesque 1820 freshwater mussel
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet.3 Cuvier 1797 snail
Gnathostomata
  -
Chondrichthyes indet.3 Huxley 1880 cartilaginous fish
Osteichthyes
 Osteichthyes -
Osteichthyes indet.3 Huxley 1880 bony fish
Reptilia
 Testudinata -
Testudinata indet.3 Oppel 1811 turtle
 Testudines -
Testudines indet.1 Batsch 1788 turtle
NMMNH P-32823 incomplete phalanx
 Testudines - Trionychidae
"Aspideretoides cf. robustus" = Trionyx robustus1
"Aspideretoides cf. robustus" = Trionyx robustus1 Gilmore 1919 softshell turtle
NMMNH P-33916 nearly complete left xiphiplastron
 Testudines - Baenidae
Baenidae indet.1 Cope 1882 turtle
NMMNH P-38401 incomplete carapace
Denazinemys nodosa1 Gilmore 1916 turtle
NMMNH P-32890 incomplete carapace & fragments
 Testudines - Nanhsiungchelyidae
Basilemys cf. gaffneyi1 Sullivan et al. 2012 turtle
NMMNH P-32828 limb osteoderm
 Testudines - Adocidae
Adocus sp.1 Cope 1868 turtle
NMMNH P-38403 entoplastron
 Testudinata - Testudoolithidae
Testudoolithus sp.3 Hirsch 1996 turtle
NMMNH P-38474e, 38025e
  - Prismatoolithidae
Prismatoolithus sp.3 Zhao and Li 1993 dinosaur
NMMNH P-38025f
 Saurischia -
Theropoda indet.3 Marsh 1881 theropod
NMMNH P-38025h
 Avetheropoda -
Bistahieversor sealeyi Carr and Williamson 2010 coelurosaur
rostral ramus of a right lacrimal, NMMNH P-32824
 Saurischia - Elongatoolithidae
Porituberoolithus sp.3 Zelenitsky et al. 1996 theropod
NMMNH P-38474a, 38025a, 36528
Continuoolithus sp.3 Zelenitsky et al. 1996 theropod
NMMNH P-38474b, 38025b, 36526, 36530
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
Hadrosauridae indet.2 Cope 1869 hadrosaurid
NMMNH P-32803, 32810, 32840, 32843
 Crocodylia -
Crocodylia indet.3 Owen 1842 crocodilian
 Loricata - Krokolithidae
Krokolithidae indet.3 Kohring and Hirsch 1996 crocodile eggshell
NMMNH P-38474c, d, 38025c, d, 36532
 Squamata -
Squamata indet.3 Oppel 1811 squamates
Mammalia
 Mammalia -