Stratigraphic range: Bathonian
|Thickness||up to 48 metres (160 ft)|
|Named for||Shaunavon, Saskatchewan|
|Named by||R.L. Milner and G.E. Thomas, 1954|
The Shaunavon Formation is composed of two members. The lower member consists of buff microcrystalline massive limestone in the lower part with an oolitic bed at the top. The upper member consists of calcareous sandstone and oolitic limestone, shell coquina and argillaceous limestone with interbeds of gray and green shale.  Dolomitisation can occur in both members. Lenticular beds separated by sedimentation breaks are common in the upper member. Channels also occur in the upper Shaunavon.
The Shaunavon Formation reaches a maximum thickness of 48 metres (160 ft). It occurs in the sub-surface in south-western Saskatchewan. In the Williston Basin it appears present in Montana and North Dakota as the lower part of the Sawtooth Formation and Piper Formation. East of Weyburn, it grades into the shaley facies of the Melita Formation of Manitoba.