Fossil Butte National Monument Geologic Resources Inventory Report U.S. National Park Service

ISBN: 9781491253403

Published: August 3rd 2013

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72 pages


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Fossil Butte National Monument Geologic Resources Inventory Report  by  U.S. National Park Service

Fossil Butte National Monument Geologic Resources Inventory Report by U.S. National Park Service
August 3rd 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 72 pages | ISBN: 9781491253403 | 6.31 Mb

Approximately 50 million years ago, at the beginning of the Eocene Epoch, frigatebirds swooped above the waves of Fossil Lake, a vast, expansive lake that once occupied todays semi-arid, sagebrush and greasewood region of Wyomings Fossil Basin. AtMoreApproximately 50 million years ago, at the beginning of the Eocene Epoch, frigatebirds swooped above the waves of Fossil Lake, a vast, expansive lake that once occupied todays semi-arid, sagebrush and greasewood region of Wyomings Fossil Basin.

At least 15 genera of fish swam in the lake, including paddlefish, stingrays, gar, pike, trout-perch and the abundant herring Knightia, Wyomings state fossil.



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