Preliminary report on paleontology of the Abo Formation, McLeod Hills, Sierra County, New Mexico

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Andrew B. Heckert Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geology (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: Six fossil localities in the Abo Formation in the McLeod Hills of Sierra County, New Mexico, produce tetrapod body fossils (jaw of a sphenacodont pelycosaur), fossil plants (Calamites pith cast, Walchia and seed-fern foliar impressions) and tetrapod footprints of the ichnotaxa Batrachichnus delicatulus (Lull), d. Batrachichnus sp., Gilmoreichnus hermitanus (Gilmore), Dimetropus sp. and indeterminate reptilian ichnotaxa. These ichnotaxa O!;Cur in Abo red beds that lack intertongued marine facies and indicate persistence of the Batrachichnus-Dromopus ichnofacies from marine shorelines to facies well inland.

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Publication
Lucas, S.G., Hunt, A.P., and Heckert, A.B., (1995) Preliminary report on paleontology of the Abo Formation, McLeod Hills, Sierra County, New Mexico, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 6 (Early Permian footprints and facies), p. 269- 275. (ISSN 1524-4156) Archived in NC DOCKS with permission of the editor. The version of record is available at: http://econtent.unm.edu/
Language: English
Date: 1995