West Flank Torreon Wash (NMMNH 312) (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Sandoval County, New Mexico (35.7° N, 107.0° W: paleocoordinates 42.1° N, 87.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Nacimiento Formation, Torrejonian (63.3 - 61.7 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

Reposited in the NMMNH

• Referral of Parodaxosaurus to NMMNH locality 312 is based on Sullivan's 1986 referral of the types to the same locality ("Torreon Wash") as Plesiorhinura and Machaerosaurus (from Williamson and Lucas, 1993).

Primary reference: R. M. Sullivan. 1986. A new fossil anguid lizard Parodaxosaurus sanjuanensis, new genus, new species from the middle Paleocene (Torrejonian) Nacimiento Formation, San Juan Basin, New Mexico. Journal of Herpetology 20(1):109-111 [J. Head/J. Head/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 34495: authorized by Jason Head, entered by Jason Head on 03.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Anguidae
Parodaxosaurus sanjuanensis n. gen. n. sp. Sullivan 1986 lizard
UNM NP-1509 (holotype), greater anterior part of fused frontal
Machaerosaurus torrejonensis Gilmore 1928 lizard
 Squamata - Rhineuridae
Plesiorhineura tsentasi Sullivan 1985 worm lizard