Mouth of Godwin Creek (Permian of the United States)

Also known as "Godlin Creek", Locality XI of Case, 1907

Where: Archer County, Texas (33.6° N, 98.9° W: paleocoordinates 0.0° N, 29.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Nocona Formation (Wichita Group), Artinskian (290.1 - 279.3 Ma)

• Specimens come from a single conglomerate bed sandwiched between a sandstone above and claystone below. "Case's specimens of A. casei may be assigned then, to the upper Admiral of the Wichita group, Lower Permian of Texas." (Vaughn, 1955 p. 309).

•Lower Permian stratigraphy for Texas was modified by Hentz (1988)

•the Admiral Formation is early Artinskian according to Wardlaw 2005, Permophiles (JA)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified conglomerate

• Specimens come from a fossiliferous conglomerate bed sandwiched between a sandstone above and a claystone below (see discussion in Vaughn, 1955 pp. 308/309).

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by E. C. Case in 1906; reposited in the AMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ), mechanical,

Primary reference: E. C. Case. 1907. Description of the Skull of Bolosaurus striatus Cope. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 23:653-658 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 13044: authorized by Chris Sidor, entered by Chris Sidor on 17.01.2002, edited by Torsten Liebrecht

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Taxonomic list

 Araeoscelidia - Araeoscelidae
"Ophiodeirus casei n. gen. n. sp." = Araeoscelis casei
"Ophiodeirus casei n. gen. n. sp." = Araeoscelis casei Broom 1913 diapsid
AMNH 4685, 4686