Pomona Terra-cotta (Pomona A) (Triassic of the United States)

Also known as Pomona Pipe Products Co. clay pit

Where: Chatham County, North Carolina (35.6° N, 79.3° W: paleocoordinates 0.5° N, 17.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pekin Formation (Chatham Group), Carnian (237.0 - 228.0 Ma)

• "localized deposit" near middle of formation, about 40 m above "Pomona B" level

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; brown, red claystone

• "reddish-brown clay-shale"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, trace

Collection methods: salvage, surface (float), surface (in situ),

Primary reference: P. E. Olsen and P. Huber. 1998. The oldest Late Triassic footprint assemblage from North America (Pekin Formation, Deep River basin, North Carolina, USA). Southeastern Geology 38(2):77-90 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 55526: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 30.10.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Dinosauria -
? Dinosauria indet. dinosaur
similar to Anomoepus
 Pseudosuchia -
Rauisuchia indet. archosaur
"new genus 1"
 Pseudosuchia - Chirotheriidae
cf. Brachychirotherium sp. Beurlen 1950 archosaur
 Phytosauria - Parasuchidae
Apatopus lineatus Bock 1952 archosaur