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Open-File Report 2011-1065

Fossil Locations and Data for the Taylor Mountains, and Parts of the Bethel, Goodnews, and Dillingham Quadrangles, Southwestern Alaska

By S.M. Karl, R.B. Blodgett, K.A. Labay, S.E. Box, D.C. Bradley, M.L. Miller, W.K. Wallace, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and J.F. Baichtal, U.S. Forest Service


Information about fossils collected by U.S. Geological Survey, State of Alaska, academic, and industry geologists that have been reported in literature or archived in reports from the former U.S. Geological Survey Branch of Paleontology and Stratigraphy are compiled on a plate and table in this report to provide comprehensive paleontologic age data for the Taylor Mountains quadrangle area in southwestern Alaska. The reports used to compile the table in this report were submitted by recognized paleontologic experts. Some of the information is derived from reports that date back almost 100 years. Many of the data are available in more detail in the Alaska Paleontological Database ( The 287 entries in this table are shown on the accompanying plate, on which symbols representing the entries are color-coded by geologic age. This report represents the most comprehensive and most recently updated compilation of paleontologic data for this area.

First posted April 11, 2011

For additional information contact:
Director, Alaska Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
4210 University Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

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Suggested citation:

Karl, S.M., Blodgett, R.B., Labay, K.A., Box, S.E., Bradley, D.C., Miller, M.L., Wallace, W.K., and Baichtal, J.F., 2011, Fossil locations and data for the Taylor Mountains, and parts of the Bethel, Goodnews, and Dillingham quadrangles, southwestern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1065, 2 p.





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