Upper Triassic, Alaska Range (USGS 16086) - Moffit (1954) (Triassic of the United States)

Also known as USGS 16086(#31A M-F16)

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

• coordinate stated in text

• 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, as shales on Snag River

• 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

Collection methods: quarrying,

• 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 40685: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 27.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Representative of range of invertebrate groups
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Monotidae