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Geologic Unit: Kansas City

Usage:

Kansas City Group (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*,OK, and CO*-subsurface)
[?] Kansas City Formation of Skiatook Group (TX)
[?] Kansas City Formation (CO)


Subunits:

GROUP STATUS (alphabetical): Bethany Falls Limestone (IA*,KS,NE), Bonner Springs Shale (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*) or Bonner Springs Formation (IA*,MO), /Bronson "subgroup" (KS,MO), Chanute Shale (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*) or Chanute Formation (MO), Cherryvale Formation (IA*,MO*,NE*) or Cherryvale Shale (KS*,MO*), Coffeyville Formation (KS*), Dennis Limestone (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*) or Dennis Formation (IA,KS,MO), Drum Limestone (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*) or Drum Formation (MO), Galesburg Shale (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*) or Galesburg Formation (MO), Hertha Limestone (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*) or Hertha Formation (MO), Iola Limestone (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*), Ladore Formation (MO) or Ladore Shale (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*), Lane Formation (MO) or Lane Shale (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*), /Linn "subgroup" (KS,MO), Quivira Formation (IA,KS,MO), Swope Formation (MO) or Swope Limestone (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*), Westerville Limestone (IA,KS,NE), Winterset Limestone (KS*), Wyandotte Limestone (IA*,KS*,NE*) or Wyandotte Formation (MO), /Zarah "subgroup" (KS,MO).


Geologic age:

Late Pennsylvanian (Missourian)*


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

Named from exposures at Kansas City, MO (Hinds, 1912).


AAPG geologic province:

Forest City basin*
Anadarko basin*


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 ([ ]).