Mowry Shale

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Mowry Shale
Stratigraphic range: Late Cretaceous
Type Geological formation
Region Johnson County, Wyoming
Type section
Named by N. H. Darton in 1904

The Mowry Shale is a Late Cretaceous geologic formation. The formation was named for Mowrie Creek, northwest of Buffalo in Johnson County, Wyoming.[1] The Mowry outcrops or occurs at depth in parts of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. It occurs within the following geologic regions:[1]

Dinosaur remains diagnostic to the genus level are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Mowry Shale
  2. ^ Weishampel, et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution." Pp. 517-607.
  • Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. 861 pp. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.