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The Carboniferous in New Mexico, US

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Paleontology and geology

During the Carboniferous, New Mexico was an archipelago of uplifted islands amidst shallow, warm seaways. Dense forests and swampy areas lush with seed ferns and other vegetation gave way to muddy and limy sea bottoms in this ancestral Rocky Mountain basin and range. Clams and brachiopods are typical marine fossils from this time period.

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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Web-based Paleo-database Home Page: Search the fossil collections of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Listings by Kingdom down to species, era, epoch, group, formation, country, New Mexico county, and map ID. Many listings contain images of the fossils (including all holotypes.) 

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Paleogeography of the Southwestern U.S.: The paleogeography of the southwestern U.S. from 1.8 billion years ago to 10 million years ago. Text and images by Dr. Ron Blakey from Northern Arizona University.

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