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Verdigre Quarry (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as Crocodilian Locality C

Where: Knox County, Nebraska (42.6° N, 98.0° W: paleocoordinates 43.1° N, 94.7° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Devil's Gulch Member (Valentine Formation), Barstovian (16.0 - 13.6 Ma)

• assignment to the Devil's Gulch Member is based on Voorhies 1971

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: crevasse splay; conglomeratic sandstone

• "a depression on a broad floodplain adjacent to a large river which flooded to form the bonebed" (Voorhies 1971)
• "a local lens of conglomeratic sand" (Voorhies 1971)

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by M. Voorhies; reposited in the UNSM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: M. R. Voorhies. 1969. Taphonomy and population dynamics of an Early Pliocene vertebrate fauna, Know County, Nebraska. University of Wyoming Contributions to Geology Special Paper 1:1-69 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 18443: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 05.08.1992, edited by Jonathan Marcot

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