Paluxy Formation

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Paluxy Formation
Stratigraphic range: Early Cretaceous
Type Geological formation
Unit of Trinity Group
Sub-units Baum Limestone Member, Georges Creek Member, Lake Merritt Member[1]
Underlies Fredericksburg Group
Overlies Glen Rose Formation
Thickness up to 1,450 ft (440 m)[2]
Location
Region North America
Type section
Named for Paluxy, Texas

The Paluxy Formation is a geological formation found in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Oklahoma, whose strata date back to the Early Cretaceous. Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geologic Unit: Paluxy". National Geologic Map Database. USGS. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Summary of Citation: Paluxy". National Geologic Map Database. USGS. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Early Cretaceous, North America)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 553-556. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.