between Fish Creek and Mud Creek (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Golden Valley County, Montana (46.3° N, 109.3° W: paleocoordinates 53.4° N, 76.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Bearpaw Shale Formation (Montana Group), Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• considered Belly River equivalent, but called the "Fish Creek Beds"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; poorly lithified, sandy claystone and lithified, concretionary sandstone

• "fresh or brackish water"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: concretion

Collected by E. Douglass in 1902

Primary reference: E. Douglass. 1902. A Cretaceous and lower Tertiary section in south central Montana. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 41(170):207-224 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 62723: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 26.07.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Reptilia
 Testudines -
Testudines indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
 Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae
? Hadrosaurinae indet. Lambe 1918 hadrosaurine
unclassified
  -
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
"fossil wood"