Smeltertown, Cerro de Cristo Rey, New Mexico (Cretaceous to of the United States)

Where: Dona Ana County, New Mexico (31.4° N, 106.5° W: paleocoordinates 31.0° N, 67.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; poorly lithified shale and poorly lithified, silty, calcareous shale

• Dark gray fissile shale silty, calcareous dark-gray shale with corals and bryozoans, silty olive-gray shale and ferruginous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: D. Turnsek, D. V. LeMone, and R. W. Scott. 2003. Tethyan Albian corals, Cerro de Cristo Rey Uplift, Chihuahua and New Mexico. Cretaceous Stratigraphy and Paleoecology, Texas and Mexico: Perkins Memorial Volume. Gulf Coast Section Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Foundation, Special Publications in Geology 1:147-185 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35097: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 10.11.2003

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Taxonomic list

• Only corals studied in detail
Bivalvia
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Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
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Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Cephalopoda
 Ammonoidea -
Ammonitida indet. Hyatt 1889 ammonite
Bryozoa
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Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Ophiuroidea
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Ophiuroidea indet. Gray 1840 brittle star
Echinoidea
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Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
"Columastrea wintoni" = Pseudocoeniopsis wintoni
"Columastrea wintoni" = Pseudocoeniopsis wintoni Wells 1933 stony coral
Columastraea wintoni
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Dimorpharaea manchacaensis, "Microsolena distefanoi" = Microsolena major
Dimorpharaea manchacaensis Wells 1933 stony coral
"Microsolena distefanoi" = Microsolena major Ferry 1861 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinaraea tenuis Morycowa 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Axosmiliidae
Axosmilia whitneyi Wells 1933 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
"Rennensismilia stainbrooki" = Trochosmilia stainbrooki
"Rennensismilia stainbrooki" = Trochosmilia stainbrooki Wells 1933 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
"Paratrochocyathus boesei n. sp." = Trochocyathus
"Paratrochocyathus boesei n. sp." = Trochocyathus stony coral