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Meramecian-Chesterian (upper Visean) conodont biostratigraphy and revised lithostratigraphy along the southwestern flank of the Ozark Uplift, southern Midcontinent, U. S. A.

Cory J. Godwin, Darwin R. Boardman and James O. Puckette
Meramecian-Chesterian (upper Visean) conodont biostratigraphy and revised lithostratigraphy along the southwestern flank of the Ozark Uplift, southern Midcontinent, U. S. A. (in Mississippian reservoirs of the Midcontinent, G. Michael Grammer (editor), Jay M. Gregg (editor), James O. Puckette (editor), Priyank Jaiswal (editor), S. J. Mazzullo (editor), Matthew J. Pranter (editor) and Robert H. Goldstein (editor))
AAPG Memoir (2019) 122: 59-88

Abstract

Four conodont biozones, including three subzones, are interpreted within a revised lithostratigraphic framework for the upper Boone Group and Mayes Group in northeastern Oklahoma and adjacent parts of Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas. Although revised lithostratigraphy is principally based on observed lithologic characteristics and stratigraphic relationships, conodont biostratigraphic data played an important role in correlation and final organization of units. Within the upper Boone Group, Biozone 1 (lower Meramecian) includes the Ritchey Formation and the Tahlequah limestone and Biozone 2 (middle Meramecian) includes the Moccasin Bend Formation and Quapaw Limestone. The Mayes Group spans Biozone 3 and Biozone 4. Biozone 3 (upper Meramecian) is represented by the Bayou Manard Member of the Pryor Creek Formation (new name). Biozone 4 marks the appearance of definitive Chesterian conodont fauna. The lower two subzones within Biozone 4 correspond to the Lindsey Bridge (Biozone 4L) and Ordnance Plant (Biozone 4M) members of the Pryor Creek Formation, whereas the upper subzone consists of the Hindsville Formation (Biozone 4U). Documentation of conodont taxa and recognition of the proposed biozones provides relative time constraints for genetically meaningful interpretations of regional geology and subsequent evaluation of the Mayes Group and upper Boone Group within a broader interregional context.


ISSN: 0271-8529
Coden: MAPGAN
Serial Title: AAPG Memoir
Serial Volume: 122
Title: Meramecian-Chesterian (upper Visean) conodont biostratigraphy and revised lithostratigraphy along the southwestern flank of the Ozark Uplift, southern Midcontinent, U. S. A.
Title: Mississippian reservoirs of the Midcontinent
Author(s): Godwin, Cory J.Boardman, Darwin R., IIPuckette, James O.
Author(s): Grammer, G. Michaeleditor
Author(s): Gregg, Jay M.editor
Author(s): Puckette, James O.editor
Author(s): Jaiswal, Priyankeditor
Author(s): Mazzullo, S. J.editor
Author(s): Pranter, Matthew J.editor
Author(s): Goldstein, Robert H.editor
Affiliation: Consulting Geologist, Tulsa, OK, United States
Affiliation: Oklahoma State University, Boone Pickens School of Geology, Stillwater, OK, United States
Pages: 59-88
Published: 2019
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 118
Accession Number: 2021-038722
Categories: StratigraphyStructural geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. strat. cols., geol. sketch maps
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Secondary Affiliation: Oklahoma State University, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2021, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 202126
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