Purple Mountain Flora 6204 (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as 6204

Where: Lyon County, Nevada (39.6° N, 119.4° W: paleocoordinates 40.4° N, 116.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Chloropagus Formation, Barstovian (16.0 - 13.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; poorly lithified shale

• Thin (1-2m) lake beds composed of fissile shale of varied color

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, original carbon

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: D.I. Axelrod. 1995. The Miocene Purple Mountain Flora of Western Nevada. 139:1-62 [B. Tiffney/M. Sherwood/B. Tiffney]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35094: authorized by Bruce Tiffney, entered by Julia Fosdick on 05.11.2003

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