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Sloan Canyon phytosaur (UNM 1064) (Triassic of the United States)

Where: Union County, New Mexico (36.9° N, 103.2° W: paleocoordinates 11.8° N, 42.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Travesser Formation, Norian (221.5 - 205.6 Ma)

• Originally identified as in the Sloan Canyon Formation; later suggested to be from the upper Travesser Formation. Apachean

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; shale

• "soft purple-maroon shale"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by D. E. Savage

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: J. W. Stovall and D. E. Savage. 1939. A phytosaur in Union County, New Mexico with notes on the stratigraphy. Journal of Geology 47:759-766 [R. Butler/R. Butler/R. Butler] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 93685: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 28.01.2010

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