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

Where: Dona Ana County, New Mexico (31.4° N, 106.5° W: paleocoordinates 30.9° N, 69.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Muleros Formation, Late/Upper Albian (105.3 - 99.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified limestone and poorly lithified, silty shale

• Irregularly-bedded, clayey, richly fossiliferous limestone and gray to brwon siltstone and shale

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 35098: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 10.11.2003

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Taxonomic list

• Only corals studied in detail
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Gastropoda
 Stromboidea - Tylostomatidae
"Tylostomidae indet." = Tylostomatidae
"Tylostomidae indet." = Tylostomatidae Stoliczka 1868 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritellidae indet. Lovén 1847 turret shell
Cephalopoda
 Ammonoidea -
Ammonitida indet. Hyatt 1889 ammonite
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Echinoidea
  -
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
"Platytrochopsis lashensis" = Trochocyathus
"Platytrochopsis lashensis" = Trochocyathus stony coral