NMMNH L-476, 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: Redonda Formation (Chinle Group), Norian (228.0 - 208.5 Ma)

• upper part of Redonda Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithology not reported

• "The depositional system of the Redonda Formation is a series of lakes extending over a large area"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A. P. Hunt; reposited in the NMMNH

Primary reference: J. A. Spielmann, S. G. Lucas, and A. P. Hunt. 2006. The vertebrate macrofauna of the Upper Triassic (Apachean) Redonda Formation, east-central New Mexico. In J. D. Harris, S. G. Lucas, J. A. Spielmann, M. G. Lockley, A. R. C. Milner, & J. I. Kirkland (eds.), The Triassic-Jurassic Terrestrial Transition. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 37:502-509 [R. Butler/R. Butler/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 93646: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 27.01.2010

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Taxonomic list

 Temnospondyli - Metoposauridae
Metoposauridae indet. Watson 1919 tetrapod
NMMNH P-16981, fragment
Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
NMMNH P-16980, fragment
 Phytosauria - Parasuchidae
Parasuchidae indet. Lydekker 1885 archosaur
NMMNH P-16980, 16975, rib and scute fragments
Plantae indet.
NMMNH P- 17011, root fragments