Elephant Canyon Formation, Moab, Utah, Unit 18 (Permian of the United States)

Where: Grand County, Utah (38.5° N, 109.7° W: paleocoordinates 5.3° N, 35.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Elephant Canyon Formation, Asselian (298.9 - 295.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; burrowed, ooidal, sandy packstone

• Oolite shoal
• Limestone, sandy oosparite: light pinkish gray; fine to medium grained; extensively burrowed and stylolitized; locally abundant gastropods

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

Primary reference: F. M. Terrell. 1972. Lateral facies and paleoecology of Permian Elephant Canyon Formation, Grand County, Utah. Brigham Young University Geology Studies 19(2):3-44 [D. Bottjer/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39921: authorized by David Bottjer, entered by Matthew Clapham on 12.06.2004, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Gastropod (?) trace fossils also present
 Fusulinoidea - Schwagerinidae
 Bellerophontida -
Bellerophontoidea indet. M'Coy 1851 snail
 Murchisoniina - Gosseletinidae
Euconospira sp. Ulrich and Scofield 1897 snail