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Shark Tooth Hill, NMMNH Loc. 487 (Triassic of the United States)

Also known as NMMNH L-487, SMU Loc. #133, SMU Loc. #134

Where: Quay County, New Mexico (35.0° N, 103.3° W: paleocoordinates 9.9° N, 43.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Duke Ranch Member (Redonda Formation), Norian (221.5 - 205.6 Ma)

• upper part of formation, Apachean. Two levels.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"; ooidal conglomerate and lenticular, red siltstone

• "a subaqueous flow or beach deposit", with one locality probably an overbank.crevasse splay, and another a pond.
• "a 40-50-cm-thick, matrix-supported conglomerate" with oolites; also a "red lenticular siltstone"

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Collected by P. Murry, A. Hunt, S. Lucas in 1981, 1986-1987; reposited in the NMMNH

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: P. A. Murry. 1989. Geology and paleontology of the Dockum Formation (Upper Triassic), west Texas and eastern New Mexico. In S. G. Lucas and A. P. Hunt (eds.), Dawn of the Age of Dinosaurs in the American Southwest, New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque 102-144 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 83737: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 28.08.2008, edited by Richard Butler

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