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Brachiopods in Cienega Canyon

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Brachiopods from near Cibola Spring, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge.

Image taken: 11/05/2012
by: Dave McCraw
© 2012

Longitude: -106.689798
Latitude: 34.234461
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

About this image

Brachiopods (Neospirfer) in limestone from the Bursum Formation near Cibola Spring on the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. The Bursum formation here records the transition from a marine to a terrestrial depositional environment.

For more information, see:

Allen, B.D., Love, D.W., and McCraw, D.J., 2013, Uppermost Pennsylvanian Bursum Formation near Cibola Spring, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro County, New Mexico: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 89, p. 233-238.


Access to the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge is restricted.  A research permit was granted to work in this area.

Image posted: 12-17-2021