Wahweap Wash, UT (U1-16) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Kane County, Utah (37.1° N, 111.6° W: paleocoordinates 38.5° N, 74.4° W)

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Neocardioceras Ammonite zone, Tropic Shale Formation, Late/Upper Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• Bed horizon is the sample number not the lithologic unit number. The lithologic unit numbers that correspond to the sample numbers given can be found in reference for collection (Elder, 87).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, burrowed, gray, calcareous shale

• Claystone, slightly silty, olive gray, mod. indurated, poorly laminar.

Note: Section U1 constitutes interbedded limestones and shales, but this sedimentary structure is not reflected in the descriptions of each collection, as each is often a single bed, or a portion thereof.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk, mechanical,

• Bulk sample disaggregated in lab.

Primary reference: W. P. Elder. 1987. The paleoecology of the Cenomanian-Turonian (Cretaceous) stage boundary extinctions at Black Mesa, Arizona. Palaios 2(1):24-40 [C. Marshall/S. Low/A. Clement]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 3332: authorized by Charles Marshall, entered by Sofy Low on 29.07.1999

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
"infaunal" [originally entered as "Bivalve indet."]
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
Inoceramidae indet. Giebel 1852 clam
originally entered as "informal Inoceramid indet."; changed by JA 21.2.07
Mytiloides aff. submytiloides clam
"aff. M. submytiloides" - originally entered as "Mytiloides aff. M. submytiloides"
Inoceramus flavus clam
"flavus pictoides" - originally entered as "Inoceramus flavus pictoides"
Inoceramus flavus clam
"flavus flavus" - originally entered as "Inoceramus flavus flavus"
Inoceramus ? tenuistriatus clam
"tenuistriatus (?)" - originally entered as "Inoceramus tenuistriatus (?)"
Inoceramus pictus Sowerby 1829 clam
"pictus pictus" - originally entered as "Inoceramus pictus pictus"
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Camptonectes sp. Meek 1864 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
Phelopteria sp. Stephenson 1953 pearl oyster
 Carditida - Astartidae
? Astarte sp. Sowerby 1816 clam
originally entered as "Astarte (?) sp."
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucina sp. Bruguière 1797 clam
Gastropoda
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
Drepanocheilus ruidium snail
originally entered as "Drepanochilus ruidium"
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Euspira concinna moon snail
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Acanthoceratidae
Kamerunoceras sp. Reyment 1954 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Baculitidae
Sciponoceras sp. Hyatt 1894 ammonite