Petrified Forest Member of Chinle Formation
|Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Petrified Forest Member of Chinle Formation (AZ*,CO*,NM*,NV*,UT*)
Plateau sedimentary province*
San Juan basin*
Black Mesa basin*
Great Basin province*
Not designated. Named for the Petrified Forest, Navajo and Apache Cos., NV (Gregory, 1950).
(alphabetical): Capitol Reef Bed (UT*), Correo Sandstone Bed (NM*), Sonsela Sandstone Bed (AZ*,NM*).
|Unit Name History:
Named as a member of Chinle Formation (Gregory, 1950). Revised (Stewart, 1957; Akers and others, 1958; Cooley, 1958). Areal limits; Overview (Stewart and others, 1972). Overview (Dubiel, 1987). Revised; Overview (Lucas and Hayden, 1989). Overview (Hintze and Axen, 1995).
Gregory, H.E., 1950, Geology and geography of the Zion [National] Park region, Utah and Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 220, 200 p.
Stewart, J.H., 1957, Proposed nomenclature of part of the Upper Triassic strata of southeastern Utah: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 41, no. 3, p. 441-465.
Cooley, M.E., 1958, The Mesa Redondo member of the Chinle formation, Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona: Plateau, v. 31, no. 1, p. 7-15.
Akers, J.P., Cooley, M.E. and Repenning, C.A., 1958, Moenkopi and Chinle formations of Black Mesa and adjacent areas, IN Anderson, R.Y., and Harshbarger, J.W., editors, Guidebook of the Black Mesa basin [northeastern Arizona]: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, no. 9, p. 88-94.
Stewart, J.H., Poole, F.G. and Wilson, R.F., 1972, Stratigraphy and origin of the Chinle Formation and related Upper Triassic strata in the Colorado Plateau region: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 690, 336 p.
Dubiel, R.F., 1987, Sedimentology and new fossil occurrences of the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation, southeastern Utah, IN Campbell, J.A., ed., Geology of Cataract Canyon and vicinity 1987; field symposium: Four Corners Geological Society Field Conference Guidebook, 10th Field Conference, Durango, CO, May 14-17, 1987, p. 99-107.
Lucas, S.G. and Hayden, S.N., 1989, Triassic stratigraphy of west-central New Mexico, IN Anderson, O.J., and others, editors, Southeastern Colorado Plateau: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, no. 40, p. 191-211.
Hintze, L.F. and Axen, G.J., 1995, Geologic map of the Scarecrow Peak Quadrangle, Washington County, Utah and Lincoln Co, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map, GQ-1759, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000
Riggs, N R., Ash, S R., Barth, A P., Gehrels, G E., Wooden, J L., 2003, Isotopic age of the Black Forest Bed, Petrified Forest Member, Chinle Formation, Arizona., an example of dating a continental sandstone: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 115, no. 11, p. 1315-1323.
Ash, Sidney, 2003, The Wolverine Petrified Forest: Utah Geological Survey - Survey Notes, v. 35, no. 3, p. 3-6.
Therrien, Francois., Fastovsky, David E., 2000, Paleoenvironments of early theropods, Chinle Formation (Late Triassic), Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona: Palaios, v. 15, no. 3, p. 194-211.
Steiner, Maureen B., Lucas, Spencer G., 2000, Paleomagnetism of the Late Triassic Petrified Forest Formation, Chinle Group, Western United States., further evidence of "large" rotation of the Colorado Plateau: Journal of Geophysical Research, B, Solid Earth and Planets, v. 105, no. 11, p. 25,791-25,808.
Therrien, F., Hoke, G D., Fastovsky, David E., 1999, Reconstruction of theropod paleoenvironments in the Chinle Formation of Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 19, no.3, Supplement, 80 p.
Brown, Christina M., 2001, Stratigraphic and paleo-environmental study
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