USGS locality 229 Alga from the upper Fort Union Fm (Paleocene of the United States)

Also known as USGS locality 229

Where: San Pete County, Utah (39.5° N, 111.6° W: paleocoordinates 46.2° N, 92.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Fort Union Formation, Paleocene (66.0 - 56.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; shale and coal

• 'shales, sandstones, coals'

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• C. A. White collected these specimens in 1885.

Primary reference: R. W. Brown. 1962. Paleocene flora of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 375:1-119 [P. Wilf/J. Sessa/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39885: authorized by Peter Wilf, entered by Jocelyn Sessa on 10.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Species lists for Brown 1962 were compiled from the publication and provided for the Paleobiology Database by Drs. Steven R. Manchester and Peter R. Crane.
Charophyceae
 Charales - Characeae
Chara spp. Linnaeus 1753 stonewort