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WNW of Wimberley, Texas (Glen Rose Limestone) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Hays County, Texas (30.0° N, 98.1° W: paleocoordinates 27.8° N, 56.5° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Glen Rose Limestone Formation, Early/Lower Albian (112.6 - 109.0 Ma)

• 230 feet of dolomitic limestones, marly limestones, biolithites and evaporitic limestones underlain by Hensel Formation and overlain by Walnut Formation. Section of Glen Rose fossils sourced from was 6.5m thick, 200 ft (61m) below "Corbula Bed"

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified, dolomitic limestone

• described as an "open shelf" environment, the 1st open shelf interval in the Glen Rose Limestone.
• dolomitic limestones, marly limestones, biolithites, evaporitic limestones

Primary reference: K. Young. 1974. Lower Albian and Aptian (Cretaceous) ammonites of Texas. Geoscience and Man, Aspects of Trinity Division geology 8:175-228 [A. Miller/K. Bulinski/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 52958: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Kate Bulinski on 29.08.2005

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