Late Cretaceous stratigraphy, depositional environments, and macrovertebrate paleontology of the Kaiparowits Plateau, Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, Utah

Titus, Alan L., Powell, John D., Roberts, Eric M., Sampson, Scott D., Pollock, Stonnie L., Kirkland, James I., and Albright, L. Barry (2005) Late Cretaceous stratigraphy, depositional environments, and macrovertebrate paleontology of the Kaiparowits Plateau, Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, Utah. In: Pederson, Joel L., and Dehler, Carol M., (eds.) Interior Western United States. Geological Society of America Field Guide, 6 . Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, USA, pp. 101-128.

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Abstract

The Kaiparowits Basin, located mostly within Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, preserves an outstanding record of Late Cretaceous sedimentation in a foreland basin setting. Hosted in these rocks is one of the most continuous and complete records of this period's ecosystems known from any one geographic area in the world. Recent work in the basin has emphasized macrovertebrate remains and documented many new sites of high scientific value. Recent stratigraphic studies have further refined our knowledge of the depositional systems and chronostratigraphic relationships. Provided is an overview of some of these recent advances, along with the necessary background to provide context.

Item ID: 18192
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: late Cretaceous, paleontology, Kaiparowits, vertebrate, stratigraphy, Utah
ISBN: 978-0-8137-0006-9
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2011 04:56
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040311 Stratigraphy (incl Biostratigraphy and Sequence Stratigraphy) @ 50%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040308 Palaeontology (incl Palynology) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences @ 100%
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