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Geologic Unit: Canutillo

Usage:

Canutillo Formation (NM,TX)


Geologic age:

Late Devonian


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name:

Named from town of Canutillo, TX, on Santa Fe RR about 13 mi north of El Paso, El Paso Co., TX (Nelson, 1937; 1940).


AAPG geologic province:

Orogrande basin


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

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