USGS 2154 [Myrtle Fm] (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Curry County, Oregon (42.8° N, 124.5° W: paleocoordinates 41.1° N, 73.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Myrtle Formation, Valanginian (139.8 - 132.9 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Myrtle Fm. AGE: Valanginian, on the basis of macrofossil biostratigraphy. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified siliciclastic sediments

• ENVIRONMENT: Not stated in text.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Not stated, but probably siliciclastic. LITHIFICATION: Lithified on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Collected by Diller & Storrs in 1900; reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTORS: J.S. Diller, 1900. REPOSITORY: USNM, Washington DC.

Primary reference: R. W. Imlay. 1960. Ammonites of Early Cretaceous age (Valanginian and Hauterivian) from the Pacific Coast states. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 334(F):1-228 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 83606: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 22.08.2008

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for ammonoidea. Other taxonomic groups may be present but are not listed. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with fairly modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identifications.
 Ammonitida - Neocomitidae
Acanthodiscus aff. subradiatus Uhlig 1910 ammonite
Thurmanniceras wilcoxi Anderson 1938 ammonite
Thurmanniceras jenkinsi Anderson 1938 ammonite
Kilianella cf. besairiei Spath 1939 ammonite
 Ammonoidea - Hamulinidae
Anahamulina wilcoxensis Imlay 1960 ammonite