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Dave Weeks place, Coon Creek (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: McNairy County, Tennessee (35.3° N, 88.4° W: paleocoordinates 38.9° N, 65.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Coon Creek Tongue Member (Ripley Formation), Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• at the base of the formation, Exogyra costata zone

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified sandstone

• agitated water, near-shore or intertidal
• dark bluish-green and gray clayey sands, with glauconite

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: B. Wade. 1926. The fauna of the Ripley formation on Coon creek, Tennessee. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 137:1-272 [M. Kosnik/M. Kosnik/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 88357: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 09.04.2009, edited by Austin Hendy

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