Early Cambrian Humid, Tropical, Coastal Paleosols from Montana, USA

@inproceedings{Retallack2013EarlyCH,
  title={Early Cambrian Humid, Tropical, Coastal Paleosols from Montana, USA},
  author={Gregory J. Retallack},
  year={2013}
}
  • G. Retallack
  • Published 1 April 2013
  • Environmental Science, Geography, Geology
A putative Precambrian paleosol mapped at the unconformity between the Cambrian Flathead Sandstone and Belt Supergroup at Fishtrap Lake, Montana, was found instead to be a succession of paleosols forming the basal portion of the Flathead Sandstone. Early Cambrian age of these paleosols comes from stratigraphic ranges of associated marine trace fossils: Bergaueria hemispherica, Didymaulichnus lyelli, Torrowangea sp. indet., and Manykodes pedum. Instead of a single strongly developed paleosol on… 
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