Brachiopod mounds not sponge reefs, Permian Capitan-Tansill Formations, Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico
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Journal of Paleontology
Small bioherms in the uppermost Tansill Formation and Capitan Limestone in the northern Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico, have been informally interpreted as sponge reefs by past workers. Samples collected during the present cycle of field work in 1993 and 1994 suggest that some of these isolated carbonate mounds have a different origin. Guadalupe Mountains complexes have been recognized for many years as outstanding models for interpretation of reefs, reef facies, and reef faunas (for example, King, 1948; Newell et al., 1953; Achauer, 1969; Yurewicz, 1976, 1977; Babcock, 1977; Kirkland et al. 1993).
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Senowbari-Daryan, Baba and Rigby, J. Keith, "Brachiopod mounds not sponge reefs, Permian Capitan-Tansill Formations, Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico" (1996). KIP Articles. 7569.