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Fossil fish from the Pierre Shale Group (Late Cretaceous): Clarifying the biostratigraphic record

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David C. Parris
David C. Parris
Bureau of Natural History, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey 08625, USA
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Barbara Smith Grandstaff
Barbara Smith Grandstaff
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19101, USA
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William B. Gallagher
William B. Gallagher
Bureau of Natural History, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey 08625, USA
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Published:
January 01, 2007

The osteichthyan paleofauna of the upper Pierre Shale Group has yielded range extensions for taxa known from its Sharon Springs Formation and the underlying Niobrara Formation, notably with the genera Protosphyraena and Pachyrhizodus. Links are now more apparent with Campanian and Maastrichtian (Late Cretaceous) paleofaunas from the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States, as with Cylindracanthus and Enchodus. Common elements are to be expected, considering the similarities in their geologic ages and environments of deposition.

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GSA Special Papers

The Geology and Paleontology of the Late Cretaceous Marine Deposits of the Dakotas

James E. Martin
James E. Martin
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David C. Parris
David C. Parris
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Geological Society of America
Volume
427
ISBN print:
9780813724270
Publication date:
January 01, 2007

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