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Geologic Unit: Avispa

Usage:

Avispa Formation of Rio Orocovis Group (PR*)


Subunits:

Cuchillas Member (PR*).


Geologic age:

Late Cretaceous*


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name:

Named from exposures on and in vicinity of Cerro Avispa, in central part of Ciales quadrangle, btw. locs. 13 and 14 (pl. 1), Puerto Rico. All areas of outcrop extensively faulted (Berryhill, 1965).


AAPG geologic province:

Caribbean region*


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"No current usage" (†) implies that a name has been abandoned or has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ( ).

Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).