USGS M6624 (Triassic of the United States)

Also known as field No. 70ADt-105

Where: Alaska (69.5° N, 145.2° W: paleocoordinates 53.4° N, 47.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Shublik Formation, Norian (228.0 - 208.5 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, black shale and unlithified, concretionary limestone

• In outcrops of the North Slope subterrane in northeastern Alaska, as at localities 3 and 4 (fig. 1), Monotis occurs in black, sooty shale and concretionary limestone at the top of the Shublik Formation and in the basal meter, or so, of the overlying Karen Creek Sandstone as described by Detterman

•and others (1975).

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by R. L. Determan in 1970; reposited in the USGS

Primary reference: N. J. Silberling, J. A. Grant-Mackie, and K. M. Nichols. 1997. The Late Triassic bivalve Monotis in accreted terranes of Alaska. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 2151:1-21 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139029: authorized by George Stanley, entered by Hannah Shepherd on 07.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Monotidae
Monotis (Eomonotis) obtusicostata Westermann 1966 scallop