Where: Taos County, New Mexico (36.3° N, 105.6° W: paleocoordinates 1.5° S, 37.5° W)
• coordinate estimated from map
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Flechado Formation, Desmoinesian (313.8 - 305.9 Ma)
• Age estimate of authors is early Desmoinesian based on brachiopods and fusulinids of previous studies. Talpa section, but no beds mentioned.
Environment/lithology: delta front; poorly lithified, fine-grained shale and lithified sandstone
•JA: fossiliferous facies originally entered as lithified and "silciclastic" but repeatedly referred to as shale by the authors and certainly not well-lithified based on ease of screenwashing the material
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Reposited in the NMMNH, UNM
Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, surface (in situ), sieve,
• The collection methods were not standardized with some collections made by wet sieving for microgastropods while other horizons were only sampled by surface collecting. The number of specimes are the numbers reported to have been examined for taxonomic purposes. The ecological significance of the number os specimens is unclear.
Primary reference: B. S. Kues and R. L. Batten. 2001. Middle Pennsylvanian gastropods from the Flechado Formation, north-central New Mexico. Journal of Paleontology 75(1, supp):1-95 [N. Heim/N. Heim/P. Wagner] more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 46536: authorized by Noel Heim, entered by Noel Heim on 18.01.2005, edited by Pete Wagner
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