Hunter Wash (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Kirtland Formation, New Mexico

Where: New Mexico (36.3° N, 108.2° W: paleocoordinates 42.1° N, 76.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

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

Environment/lithology: fine channel fill

• "environment of deposition was a meandering stream that periodically flooded interchannel areas."
• "channel sandstones and overbank deposits consisting of carbonaceous and noncarbonaceous mudstones and siltstones."

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: adpression, original carbon

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: C. R. Robison, A. Hunt, and D.L. Woldberg. 1982. New Late Cretaceous leaf locality from lower Kirtland Shale member, Bisti area, San Juan Basin, New Mexico. New Mexico Geology [B. Tiffney/J. Fosdick/J. Fosdick]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 34975: authorized by Bruce Tiffney, entered by Julia Fosdick on 21.10.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Pinales - Taxodiaceae
Sequoia cuneata coast redwood
 Salviniales - Salviniaceae
Salvinia sp. Adanson
 Polypodiales - Aspleniaceae
Asplenium sp. Linnaeus
 Polypodiales - Blechnaceae
 Rhamnales - Rosidae
 Dilleniales - Dilleniidae
 Urticales - Dilleniidae
 Juglandales - Hamamelidae
Carya antiquorum Newberry 1868 hickory
 Magnoliales - Magnoliaceae
 Magnoliales - Lauraceae
 Fabales - Leguminosae
 Fagales - Fagaceae
 Ranunculales - Menispermaceae
 Violales - Salicaceae
Salix sp. 1 Linnaeus 1753 willow
Salix sp. 2 Linnaeus 1753 willow