Sao Khua Formation

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Sao Khua Formation
Stratigraphic range: Early Cretaceous
Type Geological formation
Unit of Khorat Group
Underlies Phu Phan Formation
Overlies Phra Wihan Formation
Thickness ~120m
Lithology
Primary Sandstone, Conglomerate
Other Siltstone, Clay
Location
Region Asia
Country Thailand

The Sao Khua Formation is a middle member of the Khorat Group. It consists of an alteration of pale red to yellowish-gray, fine to medium-grained sandstone and grayish-reddish brown siltstone and clay. Rare pale red to light gray conglomerates, containing carbonate pebbles, are also characteristic of this Formation. This geological formation in Thailand, dates to the Early Cretaceous age.

Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.[1]

Vertebrate paleofauna[edit]

Dinosaurs

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Early Cretaceous, Asia)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 563-570. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.
  2. ^ "Table 4.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 78.
  3. ^ Holtz, Thomas R. et al. (2004). "Basal Tetanurae." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 101. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.
  4. ^ "Table 4.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 74.
  5. ^ "Table 13.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 268.