•  
  •  
 

Document Type

Research

Abstract

Evidence for a disconformity between the Glenwood Member of the St. Peter Formation and the Pecatonica Member of the Platteville Formation is advanced in this report. Physical lines of evidence are the presence of floating St. Peter sand grains and the presence of phosphate grains and pebbles in the basal Pecatonica at several localities in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. Faunal evidence for a disconformity consists of the distribution of four conodont genera within these two units. Chirognathus spp. is found in the Glenwood and the basal Pecatonica, but no higher, while the genera Polyplacognathus, Belodina and Eobelodina first appear in the Pecatonica and are not found in the Glenwood. The presence of a "mixed fauna" at the base of the Pecatonica is taken as evidence of an erosion surface in which Glenwood conodonts have been reworked and redeposited along with Pecatonica forms.

Publication Date

1965

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

72

Issue

1

First Page

305

Last Page

311

Copyright

© Copyright 1965 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

Share

COinS
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.