Wilcox Quarry, Simsbury (Triassic of the United States)

Where: Hartford County, Connecticut (41.9° N, 72.8° W: paleocoordinates 16.6° N, 18.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: New Haven Formation (Chatham Group), Norian (228.0 - 208.5 Ma)

• middle New Haven Formation according to Olsen (1988: Paleoecology and Paleoenvironments of the Continental Early Mesozoic Newark Supergroup of Eastern North America: In ed. W. Manspeizer, Triassic-Jurassic Rifting and the opening of the Atlantic Ocean, Elsevier, Amsterdam, p. 185-230.)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J. R. Ensign in 1888; reposited in the YPM

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: R. S. Lull. 1915. Triassic life of the Connecticut Valley. State of Connecticut State Geological and Natural History Survey Bulletin 24:1-285 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 91752: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 19.10.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Phytosauria -
Belodon validus n. sp. Marsh 1893 archosaur
YPM 2138