USGS locality 5046, Gonzales Poison Canyon, CO, Raton Fm (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Colorado (37.4° N, 104.7° W: paleocoordinates 43.1° N, 85.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

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

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; coal and sandstone

• Raton Fm is made up of sandstones and coals

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• Specimens were collected by Boradhead, G.B. Richardson & J.H. Gardner, 9/4/1908.

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 40939: authorized by Peter Wilf, entered by Jocelyn Sessa on 03.07.2004

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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.
Monocotyledoneae
 Arecales - Palmae
Dicotyledonae
 Urticales - Dilleniidae
Magnoliopsida
 Magnoliales - Magnoliaceae