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Geologic Unit: Magueyes

Usage:

Magueyes Formation of Rio Orocovis Group (PR*)


Subunits:

Barrancas Limestone Member (PR*)


Geologic age:

Early Cretaceous*


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

Named from outcrops along and adjacent to the Rio Orocovis; from locality 3 (just west of Cerro Magueyes) south to locality 1 (Quebrada El Gato fault), Ciales quadrangle, north-central Puerto Rico (Berryhill, 1965, see pl. 1).


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 ([ ]).