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Re: What faunas/formations were at the KT
If i am not wrong the Willow Creek Formation from Northern Montana and
Alberta represents another terrestrial formation containing the KT
Am 08.08.2009 um 14:56 schrieb Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.:
David Marjanovic wrote:
We all know about Hell Creek, but what other faunas or formations
have been described at the time of the KT event?
Terrestrial ones? Not many. Some intertrappean bed or other
India; however the formation in the Nanxiong Basin in southern
called; and to the north of the Hell Creek, there's the Lance and the
Scollard, AFAIK. That pretty much is it so far.
The Frenchman Formation of Saskatchewan also extends up and through
K/Pg. Note that at any given spot in the American West the boundary
be within the Hell Creek or slightly above.
I do not believe a South American terrestrial latest Maastrichtian
yet identified. In Europe some (in France and in Transylvania) get
but not up to the end. David mentions the Nanxiong and the
Beds of western India it may be that a K/Pg boundary layer could be
in the Amur Valley but at present I don't think it has been found. New
Zealand has boundary terrestrial deposits, but only (s)crappy
fossils (great plants, though). There are boundary deposits in
but again no dinosaurian fauna that can be really characterized. I
know if there are late Maastrichtian dinosaurs yet known from Africa
Australia. The dinosaurian-bearing units of Madagascar don't get quite
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