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Coal Mine Ranch (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as San Carlos Creek

Where: Presidio County, Texas (30.4° N, 104.7° W: paleocoordinates 37.5° N, 83.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: El Picacho Formation, Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• Specimens from lower part of formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Wilson & Langston in the 1960s; reposited in the TMM

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: T. M. Lehman. 1996. A horned dinosaur from the El Picacho Formation of West Texas, and review of ceratopsian dinosaurs from the American Southwest. Journal of Paleontology 70(3):494-508 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 52056: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 15.07.2005

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