Where: Luna County, New Mexico (31.8° N, 107.8° W: paleocoordinates 12.4° S, 91.4° W)
• coordinate estimated from map
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Rossaspis superciliosa small shelly zone, José Formation (El Paso Group), Demingian (485.4 - 478.6 Ma)
• correlates to high E or F zone of Hintze (1952); later papers say F.
•Note: this is NOT the true Jose Formation according to Taylor et al. 2004 (Paleoceanographic events and faunal crises recorded in the Upper Cambrian and Lower Ordovician of west Texas and southern New Mexico; Geological Society of America Field Guide 5).
• formation-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: lithified, ooidal, black limestone
Size class: macrofossils
Primary reference: R. H. Flower. 1968. Part I - Some El Paso guide fossils. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Memoir 22(1):1-21 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details
Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis
PaleoDB collection 56479: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 18.11.2005
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