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Rancho Creek

NM: Taos Co.


Location of the Rancho Creek site.Age. Rancholabrean.

Synonyms. Rio Grande de los Ranchos.

General Description. In clay along Rancho Creek (Wheeler 1875).

Discussion. Wheeler (1875) reported that a Mr. Sanchez showed him a tooth of Mastodon ohioticus (= Mammut americanum), and Hay (1924) noted that E. D. Cope had seen a tooth found in clay along Rancho Creek. However, Hay thought it probably was the tooth that Cope had mentioned in a 1874 publication.


Mammut americanum —American Mastodont (Wheeler 1875)

Literature. Hay 1924;; Wheeler 1875.


Last Update: 25 Apr 2013