Red Peak locality (SMU Loc. 131) (Triassic of the United States)

Also known as Saladito Creek

Where: Quay County, New Mexico (35.0° N, 103.5° W: paleocoordinates 9.9° N, 43.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Redonda Formation (Chinle Group), Norian (228.0 - 208.5 Ma)

• upper part of formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gray, green siltstone and gray, red claystone

• "a greenish-gray siltstone and at the base of overlying grey-mottled red clay"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by P. A. Murry

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 84272: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 02.10.2008, edited by Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Perleidiformes - Colobodontidae
Colobodontidae indet. Stensiƶ 1916
 Palaeonisciformes - Redfieldiidae
Redfieldiidae indet.2 Hutchinson 1973
cf. Lasalichthys sp. Schaeffer 1967
Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Metoposauridae
Metoposauridae indet.2 Watson 1919 tetrapod
Reptilia
  -
? Reptilia indet.1 Laurenti 1768 reptile
 Procolophonia - Procolophonidae
? Procolophonidae indet. Lydekker 1889 parareptile
 Stagonolepididae - Stagonolepididae
Redondasuchus sp.1 Hunt and Lucas 1991 archosaur
 Phytosauria - Parasuchidae
"Redondasaurus sp." = Machaeroprosopus1
"Redondasaurus sp." = Machaeroprosopus1 Mehl 1916 Redonda (Formation) lizard
"group B"