Montgomery et al. (2005) have written a very useful, information-filled review article on the state of knowledge of the Barnett Shale play in north Texas, a topic of great current interest and importance. One error exists, however; the burial history that they present shows no uplift during the early and middle Mesozoic and strong uplift after the Cretaceous, whereas the geologic record indicates major pre-Cretaceous uplift. This error substantially affects the discussion of the maturation history of the Barnett and should be corrected in the literature. I will also briefly discuss the implications of pre-Cretaceous erosion and Ouachita thrusting to...

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