Florida Mountains, near Florida, Luna County (Ordovician of the United States)

Where: Luna County, New Mexico (32.4° N, 107.6° W: paleocoordinates 12.4° S, 90.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Mud Springs Formation (El Paso Group), Demingian (485.4 - 478.6 Ma)

• early Arenig; correlates to F zone of Hintze (1952). Now Stairsian.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, stromatolitic, cherty/siliceous limestone

• light-weathering stromatolitic limestone, resistant, generally cliff-forming, with chret largely in small nodules and silicified worm trails.

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 56485: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 19.11.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Euomphalina - Raphistomatidae
Bridgeites discoideus Flower 1968 snail