Giving Site, PFV 231 (Triassic of the United States)

Also known as PEFO

Where: Apache County, Arizona (35.1° N, 109.8° W: paleocoordinates 10.8° N, 48.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Petrified Forest Member (Chinle Formation), Norian (228.0 - 208.5 Ma)

• "Approximately 54 meters below a prominent tuffaceous sandstone bed known as the Black Forest Bed (Ash 1992). Riggs et al. (2003) have determined a maximum age for this bed, and thus a minimum age for the quarries, of 213 +/- 1.7 based on U-Pb ages of detrital zircons."

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: W. Parker and R. B. Irmis. 2005. Advances in Late Triassic vertebrate paleontology based on new material from Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. Vertebrate Paleontology in Arizona, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 29:45-58 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 57685: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 16.12.2005, edited by Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
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Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Osteichthyes
 Dipnoi -
Dipnoi indet. Müller 1884 lungfish
 Temnospondyli - Metoposauridae
Metoposauridae indet. Watson 1919 tetrapod
PEFO 33977, partial skull
Reptilia
 Eosuchia - Doswelliidae
Vancleavea campi Long and Murry 1995 archosauromorph
PEFO 33978, partial skeleton; PEFO 34077, vertebrae; PEFO 34234, caudal centrum
 Saurischia - Coelophysidae
Coelophysis sp. Cope 1889 neotheropod
PEFO 33984, proximal femur. Three undescribed partial skeletons
 Saurischia -
Chindesaurus bryansmalli Long and Murry 1995 theropod
PEFO 33982, partial ilium, proximal femur and vertebral centra
 Pseudosuchia - Shuvosauridae
"Chatterjeea sp." = Shuvosaurus
"Chatterjeea sp." = Shuvosaurus Chatterjee 1993 archosaur
Limb bones
 Pseudosuchia - Stagonolepididae
Typothorax coccinarum Cope 1875 archosaur
Partial sacrum with associated armour and two juvenile specimens
 Pseudosuchia -
Revueltosaurus callenderi Hunt 1989 archosaur
"numerous skeletons"
 Loricata - Rauisuchidae
Postosuchus sp. Chatterjee 1985 rauisuchid
PEFO 33954, partial skeleton. PEFO 33958, distal fibula
 Phytosauria - Parasuchidae
"Phytosauridae indet." = Mystriosuchinae
"Phytosauridae indet." = Mystriosuchinae von Huene 1915 archosaur
unclassified
  -
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866