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Moody's Corner (Jurassic to of the United States)

Also known as South Hadley, Moody homestead, Lull 13A, Moody Corner

Where: Hampshire County, Massachusetts (42.3° N, 72.6° W: paleocoordinates 24.0° N, 18.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Portland Formation (Agawam Group), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.6 - 189.6 Ma)

• base of lower Portland Fm.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; red mudstone and coarse-grained, brown, gray, red sandstone

• "marginal, shallow-water lacustrine and small-scale fluvial"
• "thin red mudstones interbedded with brown to gray sandstones"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, trace

Collected by P. Moody & E. Hitchcock in 1800-1855

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: E. Hitchcock. 1841. Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts xii-831 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 52994: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 30.08.2005

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