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Doelling's Bowl Bonebed (USGS) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Utah (38.7° N, 109.6° W: paleocoordinates 38.2° N, 59.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Yellow Cat Member (Cedar Mountain Formation), Barremian (130.0 - 125.5 Ma)

• "The Doelling's Bowl area preserves a particularly thick section of the Yellow Cat Member" ""ankylosaur, iguanodontid, and dromaeosaurid skeletal remains that are all compatible with an Early Cretaceous age"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; chert

• "mounds...may represent spring deposits such as those recognized at the Crystal Geyser Quarry"
• "The basal chert bed at Doelling's Bowl...displays a wavy laminated structure and preserves silicified roots. Additionally, numerous large chert mounds nearly a meter thick and several meters wide are present at the site"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

• "ankylosaur, iguanodontid, and dromaeosaurid skeletal remains"

Primary reference: J. I. Kirkland and S. K. Madsen. 2007. The Lower Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation, Eastern Utah: The view up an always interesting learning curve. Utah Geological Association Publication 35 1-108 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Oreska] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 97954: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Oreska on 09.09.2010, edited by Roger Benson and Philip Mannion

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