USGS locality 3653, Union Pacific Railroad cut, Evanston Fm (Paleocene of the United States)

Also known as USGS locality 3653, USGS locality 5538, USGS locality 5542

Where: Wyoming (41.3° N, 111.0° W: paleocoordinates 47.9° N, 90.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Evanston Formation, Paleocene (66.0 - 56.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; coal

Reposited in the USGS

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• 'Knowlton types' from USGS unpublished log book. Specimens were collected by A.C. Veatch, June 23, 1905.

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 40132: authorized by Peter Wilf, entered by Jocelyn Sessa on 18.06.2004

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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.
 Rhamnales - Rosidae
Vitis olriki grapevine
 Urticales - Dilleniidae
 Magnoliales - Lauraceae
Sassafras thermale Brown 1962 sassafras
 Saxifragales - Cercidiphyllaceae
Cercidiphyllum arcticum katsura
seeds and fruits