Hite Crossing (Triassic of the United States)

Also known as Indian Creek

Where: Utah (37.9° N, 110.4° W: paleocoordinates 7.4° N, 36.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Torrey Member (Moenkopi Formation), Smithian (251.3 - 247.2 Ma)

• "In SE Utah, the Torrey Member immediately overlies the Sinbad Limestone, a marine unit that yields Smithian ammonoids...The Virgin Limestone, of early Spathian age, may correlate to the uppermost part of the Torrey Member. Therefore we regard the Torrey as primarily of Smithian age" (Lucas & Schoch 2002: Lethaia 35: 97–106)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: S. P. Welles. 1967. Arizona's giant amphibians. Pacific Discovery 20:10-15 [R. Butler/R. Butler]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 135406: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Richard Butler on 24.10.2012, edited by Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Temnospondyli -
Parotosuchus helgolandicus Schroeder 1913 tetrapod
UCMP uncatalogued, complete skull