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|Type Locality: Not designated. Probably named for Kaiparowits Plateau (Gregory and Moore, 1931).|
|Unit Name History: Named (Gregory and Moore, 1931). Revised, underlies newly named Cedar Breaks Formation (Schneider, 1967). Age modified; Revised, underlies newly named Canaan Peak Formation (Bowers, 1972). Biostratigraphic dating (vertebrates and palynomorphs) (Eaton, 1991). Areal limits, tentatively identified in Markagunt Plateau, Kane Co, UT; Biostratigraphic dating (palynomorphs) (Nichols, 1997).|
Gregory, H.E. and Moore, R.C., 1931, The Kaiparowits region, a geographic and geologic reconnaissance of parts of Utah and Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 164, 161 p.
Schneider, M.C., 1967, Early Tertiary continental sediments of central and south-central Utah: Brigham Young University Geology Studies, v. 14, p. 143-194.
Bowers, W.E., 1972, The Canaan Peak, Pine Hollow, and Wasatch Formations in the Table Cliff region, Garfield County, Utah, IN Contributions to general geology: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1331-B, p. B1-B39.
Eaton, J.G., 1991, Biostratigraphic framework for the Upper Cretaceous rocks of the Kaiparowits Plateau, southern Utah, IN Nations, J.D., and Eaton, J.F., editors, Stratigraphy, depositional environments, and sedimentary tectonics of the western margin, Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway: Geological Society of America Special Paper, 260, p. 47-63.
Nichols, D.J., 1997, Palynology and ages of some Upper Cretaceous formations in the Markagunt and northwestern Kaiparowits plateaus, southwestern Utah, IN Maldonado, Florian, and Nealey, L.D., editors, Geologic studies in the Basin and Range-Colorado Plateau transition in southeastern Nevada, southwestern Utah, and northwestern Arizona, 1995: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 2153, p. 79-105.
Moore, David W., Straub, Arthur W., 2001, Correlation of Upper Cretaceous and Paleogene(?) rocks beneath the Claron Formation, Crow Creek, western Markagunt Plateau, Southwest Utah. In, The geologic transition, high plateaus to Great Basin., a symposium and field guide., the Mackin volume., Erskine, M C., Faulds, James E., Bartley, John M., Rowley, Peter D., eds, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Pacific Section, Guidebook, v. 78, p. 75-95.
Hylland, Michael D., 2001, Suggested revisions to lithostratigraphic boundaries of the Upper Cretaceous Dakota Formation on the Kolob Terrace, Southwest Utah. In, The geologic transition, high plateaus to Great Basin., a symposium and field guide., the Mackin volume; Erskine, M. C., Faulds, James E., Bartley, John M., Rowley, Peter D American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Pacific Section, Guidebook, v. 78, p. 424-425.
Getty, Mike, Roberts, Eric, and Loewen, Mark, 2003, Taphonomy of a chasmosaurine ceratopsian skeleton from the Campanian Kaiparowits Formation, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 23, no. 3, Supplement, p. 54-55.
Lawton, Timothy F., Pollock, S. L., Robinson, R. A. J., 2003, Integrating sandstone petrology and nonmarine sequence stratigraphy., application to the Late Cretaceous fluvial systems of southwestern Utah, U.S.A.: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 73, no. 3, p. 389-406.
Hettinger, Robert D., 2000, A summary of coal distribution and geology in the Kaiparowits Plateau, Utah: In, Geologic assessment of coal in the Colorado Plateau., Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah; Kirschbaum, Mark A., Roberts, Laura N. R., and Biewick, Laura R. H., editors, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper P 1625-B, p. J1-J17. <http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/energy/coal/PP1625B/Reports /Chapters/Chapter_J.pdf>
Hettinger, Robert D., Roberts, Laura N R., Biewick, Laura R H., Kirschbaum, Mark A., 2000, Geologic overview and resource assessment of coal in the Kaiparowits Plateau, southern Utah: U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, P 1625-B, p. T1-T69 <http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/energy/coal/PP1625B/Reports /Chapters/Chapter_T.pdf>
Doelling, Hellmut H., Blackett, Robert E., Hamblin, Alden H., Powell, J Douglas., Pollock, Gayle L., 2000, Geology of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah. In, Geology of Utah's parks and monuments; Sprinkel, Douglas A., Chidsey, Thomas C , Jr., and Anderson, Paul B., Utah Geological Association Publication, v. 28, p. 189-231.
Eaton, Jeffrey G., 1999, Vertebrate paleontology of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, Upper Cretaceous, southwestern Utah: In, Vertebrate paleontology in Utah, Gillette, David D., ed., Utah Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Publication vol.99-1, p. 335-338.
Eaton, Jeffrey G., Cifelli, Richard L., Hutchison, J Howard., Kirkland, James I., and Parrish, J. Michael, 1999, Cretaceous vertebrate faunas from the Kaiparowits Plateau, south-central Utah. In, Vertebrate paleontology in Utah, Gillette, David D., ed., Utah Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Publication vol.99-1, p. 345-353.
Nichols, Douglas J., 1995, Palynology and ages of some Upper Cretaceous formations in the Markagunt and northwestern Kaiparowits plateaus, southwestern Utah U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin, B 2153, p.79-105.
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