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Wannagan Creek Quarry (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Billings County, North Dakota (47.0° N, 103.7° W: paleocoordinates 52.0° N, 81.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Bullion Creek (Tongue River) Formation, Tiffanian (61.7 - 56.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: mire or swamp; shale

• shale represents "a paludal environment" or "a swamp forest... the water had an estimated depth of 2 or 3 m" (Erickson 1982)
• "lignitic silt and clay"; fossiliferous lower level is "a lignitic shale" (Erickson 1982)

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Palaeontology Department of The Science Museum of Minnesota

Primary reference: B. R. Erickson. 1991. Flora and Fauna of the Wannagan Creek Quarry: Late Paleocene of North America. Scientific Publications of the Science Museum of Minnesota 7(3):1-19 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/P. Mannion] more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 15000: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Jered Karr and Philip Mannion

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