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The Late Triassic Snyder Quarry: A brief history of discovery and excavation

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Andrew B. Heckert Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geology (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Following Mark Snyder’s discovery of NMMNH locality 3845, the “Snyder quarry,” in June, 1998, we directed no fewer than five major and several minor excavations at the quarry, recovering more than 60 jackets and hundreds of isolated elements from July, 1998 to May, 2001. After the famous Ghost Ranch Coelophysis quarry, this quarry appears to be the richest single Chinle bonebed, as it yields more specimens per square meter than the contemporaneous Canjilon quarry or, indeed, any other quarry for which detailed excavation records exist.

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Heckert, A.B., and Zeigler, K.E., (2003) The Late Triassic Snyder Quarry: A brief history of discovery and excavation. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 24 (Paleontology and Geology of the Upper Triassic (Revueltian) Snyder Quarry, New Mexico) p. 5-12. (ISSN 1524-4156) Archived in NC DOCKS with permission of the editor. The version of record is available at:
Language: English
Date: 2003