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Geologic Unit: Paluxy

Usage:

Paluxy Formation (AL)
Paluxy Formation of Trinity Group (AR*,MS*,OK*,TX*, and LA*-subsurface)
Paluxy Sand of Trinity Group (OK*,TX*)
Paluxy Formation of Fredericksburg Group (LA-subsurface)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Baum Limestone Member, Georges Creek Member, Lake Merritt Member.


Geologic age:

Early Cretaceous (Comanchean Provincial Epoch)*


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

Type section not designated. Named from town or creek in Hood Co., TX (Hill, 1891).


AAPG geologic province:

South Oklahoma folded belt*
Fort Worth syncline*
Strawn 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 ([ ]).