USGS locality 5063, Bud Kimball Mine, WY, lower Fort Union Fm (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Bighorn County, Wyoming (43.9° N, 107.5° W: paleocoordinates 49.9° N, 86.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

• lower Fort Union

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; coal

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

• Specimens were collected by E.G. Woodruff, July 19, 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 40940: authorized by Peter Wilf, entered by Jocelyn Sessa on 03.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

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.
 Pinales - Taxodiaceae
Metasequoia occidentalis Chaney 1951 dawn redwood
Glyptostrobus nordenskioldi Chinese swamp cypress
 Rhamnales - Rosidae
 Saxifragales - Cercidiphyllaceae