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TMM 43024, Cross Branch (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Somervell County, Texas (32.2° N, 97.8° W: paleocoordinates 29.7° N, 57.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Glen Rose Formation), Albian (112.6 - 99.7 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; dolomitic lime mudstone and wackestone

• Two formations because found in sandstone at base of Paluxy but time equivalent to the uppermost part of the Glen Rose. Also, contact between the two formations is gradational.
• dolomitic micrite/mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, trace

Reposited in the TMM

Primary reference: J. G. Pittman. 1989. Stratigraphy, lithology, depositional environment, and track type of dinosaur track-bearing beds of the Gulf Coastal Plain. In D. D. Gillette and M. G. Lockley (eds.), Dinosaur Tracks and Traces. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 135-153 [M. Carrano/K. Maguire/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 52454: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Kaitlin Maguire on 05.08.2005

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