Paleontological resources of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, West Texas
Adrian P. Hunt and Vincent L. Santucci

Abstract:

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument are units of the National Park Service located northeast of Amarillo in the Panhandle of Texas. They preserve a sequence of sedimentary rock units that range from Late Permian to Holocene in age. These strata have yielded significant paleontological resources, but they have not been widely reported upon. The fossils are Triassic, Miocene-Pliocene, Pleistocene and Holocene in age and include trace fossils and plant, invertebrate and vertebrate specimens. The most important specimen found to date is a female skull of the giant Pleistocene bison, Bison latifrons.


Citation:

  1. Hunt, Adrian P.; Santucci, Vincent L., 2001, Paleontological resources of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, West Texas, in: Geology of the Llano Estacado, Lucas, Spencer G.; Ulmer-Scholle, Dana S., New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 52nd Field Conference, pp. 257-264.

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