Chronostratigraphy and terrestrial palaeoclimatology of Berriasian–Hauterivian strata of the Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah, USA

  title={Chronostratigraphy and terrestrial palaeoclimatology of Berriasian–Hauterivian strata of the Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah, USA},
  author={R. M. Joeckel and Greg A. Ludvigson and A. M{\"o}ller and Carol L. Hotton and M. B. Suarez and Celina A. Suarez and Benjamin Sames and J. I. Kirkland and B. Hendrix},
  journal={Special Publications},
  pages={100 - 75}
Abstract This paper presents breakthroughs in the chronostratigraphy of the heretofore poorly constrained Yellow Cat Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation, which is an important record of terrestrial environments, ecosystems and global change in the ancient North American Cordilleran foreland. Zircon populations from 10 stratigraphic horizons in the Yellow Cat Member yield youngest single-grain ages ranging from 142.5 ± 2.7 to 133.7 ± 2.7 Ma (Berriasian–late Valanginian); those from one… 

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