Category:Morrison Formation

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Morrison Formation 
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Instance of formation
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LocationCanada, United States of America
Has part
  • Brushy Basin Member
  • Tidwell Member
  • Salt Wash Member
40° 26′ 29.04″ N, 109° 18′ 03.96″ W
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Formación Morrison (es); Formation de Morrison (fr); formació de Morrison (ca); Morrison-Formation (de); Formação Morrison (pt); Foirmeacht Uí Mhuireasáin (ga); 莫里遜組 (zh); モリソン層 (ja); Formacja Morrison (pl); תצורת מוריסון (he); Morrison-formatie (nl); 莫里遜組 (zh-hant); Souvrství Morrison (cs); Formazione Morrison (it); 모리슨 지층 (ko); Morrison Formation (en); Morrisonkerrostuma (fi); 莫里逊组 (zh-hans); 莫里遜組 (zh-hk) formation (en); תצורה גאולוגית במערב ארצות הברית וקנדה, השכבה העשירה ביותר במאובני דינוזאורים (he); souvrství (cs) Morrison Formation (it); モリスン群層, モリソン累層 (ja); Formace Morrison (cs); Formació Morrison (ca); 摩里遜岩層 (zh); Formación de Morrison, Formacion Morrison, Formacion de Morrison (es)
English: The Morrison Formation is a sequence of Late Jurassic sedimentary rock that is found in the western United States.
  • It is centered in Wyoming and Colorado, with outcrops in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Idaho. *Equivalent rocks, under different names, are found in Canada.
  • It covers an area of 1.5 million square km (600,000 square miles), although only a tiny fraction is exposed and accessible to geologists and paleontologists. Over 75% is still buried under the prairie to the east and much of the rest was destroyed by erosion as the Rocky Mountains rose to the west.

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