P3859 (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Lance Formation, Wyoming

Where: Niobrara County, Wyoming (43.1° N, 104.5° W: paleocoordinates 47.8° N, 69.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cretaceous Formation, Late/Upper Cretaceous (100.5 - 66.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

• " thinly bedded, grayish-buff silstone"

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, original carbon

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: E. Dorf. 1942. Upper Cretaceous floras of the Rocky Mountain region; Flora of the Lance Formation at its type locality, Niobrara County, Wyoming. Contributions to Palaeontology [B. Tiffney/J. Fosdick/J. Fosdick]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34974: authorized by Bruce Tiffney, entered by Julia Fosdick on 21.10.2003

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Taxonomic list

Pinopsida
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
 Pinales - Taxodiaceae
Sequoia dakotensis coast redwood
Equisetopsida
 Equisetales - Equisetaceae
Equisetum sp. Linnaeus
Monocotyledoneae
 Typhales - Commelinidae
Typha sp. Linnaeus
Dicotyledonae
 Rhamnales - Rosidae
 Urticales - Dilleniidae
Magnoliopsida
 Magnoliales - Lauraceae
 Saxifragales - Cercidiphyllaceae
 Dipsacales - Caprifoliaceae
 Malvales - Tiliaceae
 Sapindales - Anacardiaceae
 Proteales - Platanaceae
 Fagales - Fagaceae
 Violales - Salicaceae
Carpites
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Carpites verrucosus Hickey 1977