Telephone Tower Hill (USNM 14098) (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Stark County, North Dakota (47.0° N, 102.7° W: paleocoordinates 51.3° N, 82.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Bear Den Member (Golden Valley Formation), Clarkforkian (56.8 - 55.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: "channel"; siltstone

• Dominantly interchannel siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: L. J. Hickey. 1977. Stratigraphy and paleobotany of the Golden Valley Formation (Early Tertiary) of western North Dakota. The Geological Society of America Memoir 150:1-183 [H. Sims/S. Ostrowski/J. Cassara]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 10975: authorized by Hallie Sims, entered by Summer Ostrowski on 08.07.2001, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Ricaniidae
Cotradechites lithinus n. gen. n. sp.
Cotradechites lithinus n. gen. n. sp. Fennah 1968 planthopper
PU 888-93 (coll. Leo J. Hickey 11-12 ft below top of lower member, lower gray zone)
 Pinales - Taxodiaceae
Metasequoia occidentalis Chaney 1951 dawn redwood
 Sapindales - Aceraceae
Acer sp. Linnaeus 1753 maple
 Proteales - Platanaceae
Platanus nobilis Newberry 1868 plane tree
 Ranunculales - Sabiaceae
Meliosma longifolia Hickey 1977
 Ranunculales - Menispermaceae
 Nymphaeales - Nymphaeaceae
Paranymphaea crassifolia McIver and Basinger 1993