Fossil Garden (UCMP V82252, PFV 098) (Triassic of the United States)

Where: Navajo County, Arizona (35.0° N, 109.9° W: paleocoordinates 10.7° N, 48.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

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

• 6 to 8 metre below Sonsela Sandstone according to Long & Murry (1995); may be in the Solsela Member of the Chinle Formation as currently defined - must mean *above* Sonsela Sandstone however, to be in the lower part of the PF member

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by UCMP in 1927, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985; reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: R. A. Long and P. A. Murry. 1995. Late Triassic (Carnian and Norian) tetrapods from the southwestern United States. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 4:1-254 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 92922: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 10.12.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Metoposauridae
"Buettneria perfecta" = Koskinonodon perfectus
"Buettneria perfecta" = Koskinonodon perfectus Case 1922 tetrapod
UCMP 129998, centrum
Reptilia
 Pseudosuchia - Stagonolepididae
"Stagonolepis wellesi" = Calyptosuchus wellesi
"Stagonolepis wellesi" = Calyptosuchus wellesi Long and Ballew 1985 archosaur
UCMP 129999, paramedian plate fragment
 Pseudosuchia -
"Desmatosuchus haplocerus" = Episcoposaurus haplocerus Cope 1892 archosaur
UCMP 126955, paramedian knob
Poposaurus gracilis Mehl 1915 archosaur
UCMP 124954, proximal left femur
Rauisuchia indet. Huene 1942 archosaur
 Phytosauria - Parasuchidae
Leptosuchus sp. Case 1922 archosaur
UCMP 26683, 26684, 26719, 21780, 27182, skulls. UCMP 26996, PEFO 4858, squamosals
Leptosuchus crosbiensis Case 1922 archosaur
UCMP 27179, small nearly complete skull. UCMP 27181, complete juvenile skull with vertebrae and scutes