Where: Grand County, Utah (38.5° N, 109.7° W: paleocoordinates 4.0° N, 36.8° W)
• coordinate estimated from map
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Elephant Canyon Formation, Gzhelian (303.7 - 298.9 Ma)
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; burrowed, shelly/skeletal, gray, silty wackestone and burrowed, fine, medium, coarse sandstone
•20b, Arkose and very fine quartz sandstone interbedded: light tan to very light gray; coarse to very fine grained; cross-bedded sandstone; abundant trace fossils in fine-grained layers; rare crinoid and bivalve fragments and some plant casts.
•20c, Limestone, silty biomicrite: medium-light gray; extensively burrowed; very fossiliferous.
Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils
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 39922: authorized by David Bottjer, entered by Matthew Clapham on 12.06.2004, edited by Pete Wagner
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