Nameless Canyon, just west of Ranger Peak, Franklin Mountains (Ordovician of the United States)

Also known as 0.25 mile northwest of Scenic Drive, El Paso

Where: El Paso County, Texas (31.8° N, 106.5° W: paleocoordinates 14.3° S, 89.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Scenic Drive Member (Padre Formation), Jefferson (485.4 - 468.1 Ma)

• Given as B2b member of Scenic Drive Formation in Flower 1968; early Arenig; correlates to G zone of Hintze (1952)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified limestone and lithified, black, cherty/siliceous limestone

• All are from a single 3' layer of black limestone containing fossils and nodules preserved in russet-weathering chert, roughly in the middle of the 226' of limestone comprising the upper member of the Scenic Drive formation, B2b of Cloud and Barnes.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with silica

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 56486: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 19.11.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Euomphalina - Macluritidae
"Maclurites nanus n. sp." = Teiichispira nanus
"Maclurites nanus n. sp." = Teiichispira nanus Flower 1968 snail
 Euomphalina - Raphistomatidae
"Pararaphistoma lemonei n. sp." = Ceratopea lemonei
"Pararaphistoma lemonei n. sp." = Ceratopea lemonei Flower 1968 snail
 Eogastropoda - Sinuopeidae
Sinuopea sp. Ulrich 1911 snail
 Murchisoniina - Hormotomidae
Hormotoma moderata n. sp. Flower 1968 snail
? Plethospira rotunda n. sp. Flower 1968 snail