Upper Triassic, Alaska Range (USGS 16266) - Moffit (1954) (Triassic of the United States)

Also known as USGS 16266(#31A M-F12)

Where: Valdez-Codrova County, Alaska (62.6° N, 143.3° W: paleocoordinates 5.2° N, 73.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Triassic (237.0 - 201.3 Ma)

• Limestone, massive and crystalline, overlain by thin-bedded limestone; maximum known thickness is 1200 feet; includes some black shale.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone and calcareous shale

• Upper Triassic limestone and shale were deposited unconformably on the older rocks and in turn wre elevated above sea level, folded and partly eroded in early Jurassic time.
• Massive limestone and calcareous thin-bedded shale and argillite units

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the USGS

• Collected by Moffit (1931)

Primary reference: F.H. Moffit. 1954. Geology of the eastern part of the Alaska Range and adjacent area. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 989(D) [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40672: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 27.06.2004, edited by Uta Merkel and Wolfgang Kiessling

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Taxonomic list

• Representative of range of invertebrate groups
 Pectinida - Dimyidae
"Dimyopsis sp. n. sp." = Atreta
"Dimyopsis sp. n. sp." = Atreta Etallon 1862 scallop
 Pectinida - Aviculopectinidae
? Aviculopecten sp. M'Coy 1851 scallop
 Pectinida - Monotidae
Monotis sp. Bronn 1830 scallop
 Ostreida - Cassianellidae
Cassianella sp. Beyrich 1862 oyster
 Hypsogastropoda - Coelostylinidae
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
? Turbo sp. Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Terebratulida -
Terebratulida indet.2 Waagen 1883
 Terebratulida - Dielasmatidae
 Spiriferinida - Cyrtinidae
"Cyrtina" sp. Davidson 1858
 Spiriferinida - Spondylospiridae
 Spiriferinida - Spiriferinidae
 Scleractinia - Pinacophyllidae
Cyathocoenia sp.3 Duncan 1867 stony coral