Stinking Springs SMU 255 (Triassic of the United States)

Where: Apache County, Arizona (34.7° N, 109.6° W: paleocoordinates 10.3° N, 48.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Blue Mesa Member (Chinle Formation), Norian (228.0 - 208.5 Ma)

• Location section S2

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; burrowed, nodular mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• SMU: Southern Methodist University

Primary reference: M. J. Polcyn, D. A. Winkler, L. L. Jacobs and K. Newman. 2002. Fossil occurrences and structural disturbance in the Triassic Chinle Formation at North Stinking Springs Mountain near St. Johns, Arizona. In A. B. Heckert, S. G. Lucas (eds.), Upper Triassic Stratigraphy and Paleontology, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 21:43-49 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 92852: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 02.12.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Phytosauria - Parasuchidae
Smilosuchus sp. Long and Murry 1995 archosaur
SMU 75404, partial skull