Tlayua quarry (Cretaceous to of Mexico)

Where: Puebla, Mexico (18.6° N, 97.9° W: paleocoordinates 16.6° N, 63.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Member (Tlayua Formation), Middle Albian to Middle Albian (109.0 - 99.6 Ma)

• Time interval based on ammonoid and belemnoid evidence.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; red lime mudstone

• Environment based on Espinosa-Arrubarrena and Applegate (1996). "The strata were deposited in the Tlayua lagoon, a back lagoon with a lethal bottom, which was separate from a bio-rich lagoon by a barrier. Some rivers lowed into the Tlayua lagoon from the continental arid land located at the west; to the east, the bio-rich lagoon was surrounded by a coral reef connected to the Tethys Sea.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Aranguthy family and their Tlayua quarry workers

• Repository: IMG (Instituto Geologico de Mexico)

Primary reference: J. Alvarado-Ortega and P. M. Brito. 2011. A New Species of Araripichthys (Teleostei, Elopocephala) from the Tlay├║a Formation (Cretaceous, Albian), Mexico. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31(6):1376-1381 [S. Peters/S. McMullen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134809: authorized by Shanan Peters, entered by Sharon McMullen on 17.10.2012, edited by Mark Bell

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Taxonomic list

 Teleostei - Araripichthyidae
Araripichthys weberi n. sp. Alvarado-Ortega and Brito 2011
 Ionoscopiformes - Ophiopsidae
Teoichthys brevipina n. sp. Machado et al. 2013
Holotype: IGM 6741; Paratypes: 6742,6744; Additional material: 6743,6745,6746,6747,6604