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NMMNH L-4211, Apache Canyon (Triassic of the United States)

Where: Quay County, New Mexico (35.0° N, 103.7° W: paleocoordinates 9.9° N, 43.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• upper part of Redonda Formation, 2.3 m below a prominent ledge-forming sandstone, the "Redonda Bench". Apachean LVF.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: channel lag; conglomerate and bentonitic mudstone

• Small-scale channel draining into a lake
• "infraformational conglomerate fining upward into a bentonitic mudstone"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by P. Sealey; reposited in the NMMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: A. B. Heckert, S. G. Lucas, A. P. Hunt and J. D. Harris. 2001. A giant phytosaur (Reptilia: Archosauria) skull from the Redondo Formation (Upper Triassic: Apachean) of east-central New Mexico. New Mexico Geological Society, 52nd Field Conference, Geology of the Llano Estacado 52:169-176 [R. Butler/R. Butler] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 93672: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 27.01.2010

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