Kukpowruk River 96-12 (Cretaceous to of the United States)

Also known as Kukpowruk River/Cape Lisburne floras

Where: western North Slope County, Alaska (69.1° N, 162.9° W: paleocoordinates 79.0° N, 97.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Corwin Formation, Albian to Albian (113.0 - 93.9 Ma)

• middle Albian to Cenomanian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, fine-grained, concretionary, gray sandstone

• Description. Grey, fine-grained sandstones with an incipient nodular

•texture and fragmented Podozamites and Pityophyllum leaves,

•abraded wood fragments and plant detritus.

•Interpretation. Probably near coastal, shallow marine environments.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: R. A. Spicer and A. B. Herman. 2001. The Albian-Cenomanian flora of the Kukpowruk River, western North Slope, Alaska: stratigraphy, palaeofloristics, and plant communities. Cretaceous Research 22:1-40 [D. Royer/D. Royer/D. Royer]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 34294: authorized by Dana Royer, entered by Dana Royer on 26.08.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gnetopsida
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Pityophyllum sp. Seward 1919
fragmented; occurs in fine sandstone
Pinopsida
 Pinales - Podocarpaceae
Podozamites spp. Braun 1843
isolated leaves, fragmented; occurs in fine sandstone