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Geologic Unit: Birdsong

Usage:

Birdsong Shale of Linden Group (TN*)
Birdsong Formation (TN)
Birdsong Shale Member of Ross Formation (TN*)


Geologic age:

Early Devonian (Lochkovian to Pragian; Helderbergian Provincial Age)*


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

Typically developed along valley of Birdsong Creek, Benton Co., Tennessee River Valley region, western TN (Dunbar, 1918).


AAPG geologic province:

Cincinnati arch*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

"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 ([ ]).