The Titus Canyon Formation is an Eocene geologic formation in California. H. Donald Curry collected the type specimens of the three teleosts Fundulus curryi , Fundulus euepis , and Cyprinodon breviradius in the Titus Canyon Formation. Both of these genera are present in the Titus Canyon Formation sediments of Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is an American national park that straddles the California—Nevada border, east of the Sierra Nevada. The park boundaries include Death Valley, the northern section of Panamint Valley, the southern section of Eureka Valley, and most of Saline Valley. The park occupies an interface zone between the arid Great Basin and Mojave deserts, protecting the northwest corner of the Mojave Desert and its diverse environment of salt-flats, sand dunes, badlands, valleys, canyons, and mountains. Death Valley is the largest national park in the lower 48 states, and the hottest, driest and lowest of all the national parks in the United States. The second-lowest point in the Western Hemisphere is in Badwater Basin, which is 282 feet (86 m) below sea level. Approximately 91% of the park is a designated wilderness area. The park is home to many species of plants and animals that have adapted to this harsh desert environment. Some examples include creosote bush, bighorn sheep, coyote, and the Death Valley pupfish, a survivor from much wetter times. UNESCO included Death Valley as the principal feature of its Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve in 1984.
The Ogallala Formation is a Miocene to Pliocene geologic unit in the High Plains of the western United States and the location of the Ogallala Aquifer.. Notably, it records the North American Land Mammal Ages (NALMAs) Hemphillian, Clarendonian, and Barstovian. The Ogallala Formation outcrops of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area preserve fish fossils. Similar specimens from the same formation are found at Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument in Texas.
The Cherry Canyon Formation is a Permian geologic unit in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The formation contains fan sandstones that were deposited under ancient seawater during the Middle Permian. These rocks contain abundant fish fossils like sharks' teeth preserved within small phosphatic nodules.
The Hannold Hill Formation is an Eocene geologic unit in the western United States. It preserves the fossilized remains of the ray Myliobatis and gar.
The Culpeper Basin is one of the Newark Supergroup's Triassic rift basins. It frames the eastern front of the Appalachian Mountains From Culpeper County, Virginia into Maryland. The Groveton Member of the Bull Run Formation is exposed there. The formations has produced disarticulated fish remains including isolated bones and scales.
The Bell Canyon Formation is a Permian geologic unit in the western United States. The formation's Lamar Limestone Member of Guadalupe Mountains National Park has produced fossil holocephalan teeth.
The Doughnut Formation is an Upper Mississippian geologic unit in the western United States. Fish fossils have been discovered shale outcrops of this formation in Dinosaur National Monument.
The Brushy Canyon Formation is a Permian geologic unit in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The formation contains fan sandstones that were deposited under ancient seawater during the Middle Permian. These rocks contain abundant fish fossils like sharks' teeth preserved within small phosphatic nodules.
The Kishenehn Formation is a Paleogene stratigraphic unit in Montana. Fossil amiiforme and teleost fish have been found in outcrops of the formation's Coal Creek Member in Glacier National Park. Mosquitos have also been found in the Coal Creek Member, and have been found to be hematophagous. It is considered a Middle Eocene Lagerstätte.
The Bull Run Formation is a Triassic stratigraphic unit in the eastern United States. Fossil fish bones and scales have been found in outcrops of the formation's Groveton Member in Manassas National Battlefield Park.
The Cliff House Formation is a late Campanian stratigraphic unit in the western United States. Outcrops of the formation in Mesa Verde National Park have produced fossil shark teeth along with the jaws, teeth and fins of Enchodus.
The Glenns Ferry Formation is a Pliocene stratigraphic unit in the western United States. Outcrops of the formation in Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument preserve the remains of seven fish species, five of which are extinct. These include the teleosteans Mylopharodon hagermanensis, Sigmopharyngodon idahoensis, and Ptychocheilus oregonensis, Ameirurus vespertinus, and the sunfish Archoplites taylori. A nearly complete skull of the catfish Ameirurus vespertinus was recovered in 2001 from the wall of the Smithsonian Horse Quarry.
The Lost Burro Formation is a Middle to Upper/Late Devonian geologic formation in the Mojave Desert of California, in the Western United States.
The Hidden Valley Dolomite is a Silurian−Devonian geologic formation in the northern Mojave Desert of California, in the western United States.
The Fernando Formation is a Pliocene stratigraphic unit in California. Outcrops of the formation in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area have produced fossil shark teeth.
The Mountain Springs Formation is Devonian stratigraphic unit in Arizona. The remains of both antiarch and arthrodire placoderms are known from the formation.
The Temple Butte Formation is a Middle-to-Upper Devonian stratigraphic unit in Arizona. The formation's eastern facies in Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Parashant National Monument preserve the remains of prehistoric freshwater fishes like Bothriolepis and placoganoids. In Grand Canyon National Park marine fish left behind the fossilized remains of their bony plates.
Blieckaspis priscillae is a pteraspidid heterostracan agnathan from the Middle Devonian of North America.
Ochopristis is a genus of Late Cretaceous cartilaginous fish whose fossils have been found in the Aguja and Pen Formations of Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA.
Squatirhina is a genus of Late Cretaceous cartilaginous fish whose fossils have been found in the Aguja and Pen Formations of Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA.
Burrow fossils are the remains of burrows - holes or tunnels excavated into the ground or seafloor - by animals to create a space suitable for habitation, temporary refuge, or as a byproduct of locomotion preserved in the rock record. Because burrow fossils represent the preserved byproducts of behavior rather than physical remains, they are considered a kind of trace fossil.
The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. It was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Service Organic Act and is an agency of the United States Department of the Interior. The NPS is charged with a dual role of preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management, while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment.
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is a natural history and science museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico near Old Town Albuquerque. The Museum was founded in 1986. It operates as a public revenue facility of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
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