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

Where: Dona Ana County, New Mexico (31.4° N, 106.5° W: paleocoordinates 32.0° N, 71.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Buda Limestone Formation, Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; poorly lithified limestone

• Massive and nodular limestone interbedded with thin clay

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 35100: 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
Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Diverse
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Diverse
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritellidae indet. Lovén 1847 turret shell
Echinoidea
  -
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Caryophyllia dentonensis Wells 1947 stony coral