Punta de Gallegos (Jurassic to of the United States)

Where: Harding County, New Mexico (35.6° N, 103.7° W: paleocoordinates 30.9° N, 51.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Morrison Formation, Kimmeridgian to Kimmeridgian (157.3 - 145.0 Ma)

• from the "agate bed" near the base of the section

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; nodular, red, cherty/siliceous sandstone

• "thin (<45 cm) beds of coalesced, nodular chert" also described as a "water-laid sandstone"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by S. Lucas, A. Hunt; reposited in the NMMNH

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: S. G. Lucas, K. K. Kietzke, and A. P. Hunt. 1985. The Jurassic system in east-central New Mexico. In S. G. Lucas & J. Zidek (ed.), New Mexico Geological Society, 36th Annual Fall Field Conference Guidebook, Santa Rosa, Tucumcari Region 213-242 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 38873: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 12.05.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Dinosauria -
Dinosauria indet. dinosaur
UNM MV-562