The Lower-Middle Ordovician (Ibexian, Whiterockian) sedimentary rocks exposed at Rancho Las Norias includes the informally named Las Norias formation, which consists of an intercalation of carbonate and clastic sediments with abundant marine fauna. These deposits occur as the most austral sedimentary rocks of Ordovician age for Laurentia, providing a critical link to understand the distribution of Ordovician marine faunas of North America. An investigation of the gastropod fauna from the upper portion of the Las Norias formation, Sonora, Mexico, is undertaken for the first time. The gastropod assemblage includes Maclurites acuminatus, ?Monitorella sp., Lecanospira sp., Malayaspira aff. M. rugosa, Lophospira perangulata, and Hormotoma? sp. This assemblage indicates a paleogeographic relationship with Laurentia, including the USA (Nevada), Canada (British Columbia, Newfoundland), Greenland, and the Argentine Precordillera.
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