Stinking Springs SMU 253 (Triassic of the United States)

Where: Apache County, Arizona (34.7° N, 109.6° W: paleocoordinates 10.3° N, 48.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Blue Mesa Member (Chinle Formation), Norian (228.0 - 208.5 Ma)

• Location section S1

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; burrowed, intraclastic sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• SMU: Southern Methodist University

Primary reference: M. J. Polcyn, D. A. Winkler, L. L. Jacobs and K. Newman. 2002. Fossil occurrences and structural disturbance in the Triassic Chinle Formation at North Stinking Springs Mountain near St. Johns, Arizona. In A. B. Heckert, S. G. Lucas (eds.), Upper Triassic Stratigraphy and Paleontology, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 21:43-49 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 92856: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 02.12.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Metoposauridae
Apachesaurus sp., "Buettneria sp." = Koskinonodon
Apachesaurus sp. Hunt 1993 tetrapod
"Buettneria sp." = Koskinonodon Branson and Mehl 1929 tetrapod
Reptilia
 Eosuchia - Doswelliidae
Vancleavea campi Long and Murry 1995 archosauromorph
Partial skeleton and dermal armour