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Roswell

NM: Chaves Co.

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Location of the Roswell site.Age. Rancholabrean (Lucas and Morgan 1996; Morgan and Lucas 2005).

General Description. About 10 sand and gravel pits just west of the Pecos River near Melena and just east of the Pecos River near Acme, about 10-15 km northeast of Roswell (Morgan and Lucas 2005). The fossils are from poorly consolidated sandstones and conglomerates that probably represent axial river gravels of the ancestral Pecos (Lucas and Morgan 1996).

Fauna.

Gopherus agassizii—Desert Tortoise (Morgan and Lucas 2005)
Mammuthus columbi—Columbian Mammoth (Morgan and Lucas 2005)
Paramylodon harlani—Harlan's Ground Sloth (Morgan and Lucas 2005)
Equus conversidens—Mexican Horse (Morgan and Lucas 2005)
Equus niobrarensis—Niobrara Horse (Morgan and Lucas 2005)
Camelops hesternus—Yesterday's Camel (Morgan and Lucas 2005)
Hemiauchenia macrocephala—Big-headed Llama (Morgan and Lucas 2005)
Bison sp.—Bison (Morgan and Lucas 2005)

Literature. Lucas and Morgan 1996; Morgan and Lucas 2005.

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Last Update: 17 Sep 2011