USGS D9934, Blevins [Saratoga Chalk] (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Hempstead County, Arkansas (33.9° N, 93.6° W: paleocoordinates 37.9° N, 65.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Nostoceras hyatti ammonoid zone, Saratoga Chalk Formation (Navarro Group), Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Saratoga Chalk, which regionally overlies the Marlbrook Marl, and is overlain by the Nacatoch Sand Fm, all of the Navarro Gp. AGE: Late Campanian on the basis of ammonite biostratigraphy; Nostoceras hyatti zone. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From basal part of formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified lime mudstone and lithified, calcareous sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow marine cabonate setting.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Chalk and calcareous sand. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Collected by Clardy et al. in 1975; reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: B.F. Clardy R.E Burkholder, and W.A. Cobban, 1974. REPOSITORY: USNM, Washington DC.

Primary reference: W. J. Kennedy and W. A. Cobban. 1993. Ammonites from the Saratoga Chalk (Upper Cretaceous), Arkansas. Journal of Paleontology 67(3):404-434 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 83050: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 06.08.2008

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for ammonoids, other groups may be present, but are not listed. NOMENCLATURE: An authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature and species-resolution identifications.
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Baculitidae
Baculites ovatus Say 1820 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Nostoceratidae
"Nostoceras (Nostoceras) helicinum" = Nostoceras helicinus, "Nostoceras (Nostoceras) hyatti" = Nostoceras hyatti, "Nostoceras (Nostoceras) approximans" = Nostoceras approximans
"Nostoceras (Nostoceras) helicinum" = Nostoceras helicinus Shumard 1861 ammonite
"Nostoceras (Nostoceras) hyatti" = Nostoceras hyatti Stephenson 1941 ammonite
"Nostoceras (Nostoceras) approximans" = Nostoceras approximans Conrad 1855 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Diplomoceratidae
Lewyites oronensis Lewy 1969 ammonite