In a similar vein to what Dana posited for Hall's geosynclinal theory for the origin of mountain belts—that it presented “a theory for the origin of mountains with the origin of mountains left out” (p. 55, King, 1977)—Terry et al. (2001) promote the presence of a Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) boundary section within the Fox Hills Formation with the evidence completely left out. Not only have the authors ignored well- documented biotic, geochemical, and mineralogical criteria for K-T boundary recognition (see Pearson et al., 2001, and references therein), they have ignored half a century of molluscan biostratigraphic and lithostratigraphic research...

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