Ojo Huelos Spring, NMMNH L-354 (Triassic of the United States)

Also known as Hubble Bench

Where: Valencia County, New Mexico (34.6° N, 106.8° W: paleocoordinates 9.6° N, 45.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ojo Huelos Member (San Pedro Arroyo Formation), Late/Upper Triassic (237.0 - 201.3 Ma)

• three separate beds; given as late Carnian (Adamanian LVF) but is correlated with the Bluewater Creek Member of Arizona, suggesting that it might be Norian in age.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; gray, yellow, sandy mudstone and gray, yellow limestone

• "clastic sediment-starved lacustrine deposits" with no evidence of pedogenesis
• "The fossiliferous horizons are, in ascending order, a mottled, dark yellowish-orange to yellowish-brown pisolitic limestone (A), a yellowish-gray sandy mudstone with thin limestone ledges (B), and a dusky yellow to light gray pisolitic limestone (C)."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collected by S. Lucas, K. Kietzke, A. Heckert; reposited in the NMMNH

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: A. P. Hunt and S. G. Lucas. 1993. Late Triassic microvertebrate localities in New Mexico (USA): implications for paleoecology. In S. G. Lucas and M. Morales (eds.), The Nonmarine Triassic. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 3:187-191 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 80913: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 20.05.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Spirorbidae indet.
NMMNH P-31603
Darwinula sp. Brady and Robertson 1885 ostracod
NMMNH P-31601, 31618, 31626-27
? Gerdalia triassica ostracod
NMMNH P-31602
 Hybodontiformes - Lonchidiidae
Lonchidion humblei Murry 1981 elasmobranch
NMMNH P-31607, 31620, 31633-36, 31639-40, 42049
Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
NMMNH P-31608, 31611, 31614, 31621, 31632, 31638
Actinopterygii "indet. 1" ray-finned fish
NMMNH P-31604, 31641-43
Actinopterygii "indet. 2" ray-finned fish
NMMNH P-31605, 31644-45
Actinopterygii "indet. 3" ray-finned fish
NMMNH P-31606, 31614, 31628, 31646-48
Actinopterygii indet. ray-finned fish
NMMNH P-31616, 31619, 31629-30
 Palaeonisciformes - Redfieldiidae
Redfieldiidae indet. Hutchinson 1973
NMMNH P-31609
 Semionotiformes - Semionotidae
Semionotidae indet. Woodward 1890
NMMNH P-31610, 31631
 Temnospondyli -
Temnospondyli indet. tetrapod
NMMNH P-31612
Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
NMMNH P-31613
 Phytosauria - Parasuchidae
"Phytosauridae indet." = Mystriosuchinae
"Phytosauridae indet." = Mystriosuchinae von Huene 1915 archosaur