Station 6, ditch on Bastrop-Travis county line (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Travis County, Texas (30.4° N, 97.4° W: paleocoordinates 35.3° N, 78.0° W)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tehuacana Limestone Member (Kincaid Formation), Danian (66.0 - 61.6 Ma)

• Tehuacana Limestone Mbr. of Kincaid Fm. is Early Paleocene = Danian according to: Armstrong, A., Nyborg, T., Bishop, G.A., Morales, À.O. and Vega, F.J., 2009. Decapod crustaceans from the Paleocene of Central Texas, USA. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, 26(3), pp.745-763.

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; glauconitic, yellow, silty claystone

• This yellow, silty, somewhat glauconitic, and well laminated and fossiliferous clay near the top of the Kincaid formation carries an abundance of foraminifera and ostracodes.

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: C. I. Alexander. 1934. Ostracoda of the Midway (Eocene) of Texas. Journal of Paleontology 8(2):206-237 [S. Cole/S. Cole/G. Hunt]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190671: authorized by Selina Cole, entered by Selina Cole on 13.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

• This references only lists taxa for which the locality is the type section. Other microfossils are reported to be present but not listed.
 Podocopida - Cytherideidae
Cytheridea ruginosa n. sp. Alexander 1934 ostracod