USGS locality 1468 Lightning Creek, WY, upper Fort Union Fm (Paleocene of the United States)

Also known as USGS locality 1468

Where: Wyoming (43.0° N, 104.6° W: paleocoordinates 48.6° N, 83.3° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

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

• upper Fort Union

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; white sandstone and gray shale

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• Specimens were collected by Knowlton and Stanton on July 15, 1896.

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 40085: authorized by Peter Wilf, entered by Jocelyn Sessa on 16.06.2004

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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.
Magnoliopsida
 Saxifragales - Cercidiphyllaceae