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The Badlands and their fossils

The Badlands and their fossils

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    The Badlands and their fossils
    (An English Translation from original German Text: Die Badlands und ihre Fossilien )

    Article by: Christian Rätsch

    "The White River Badlands of South Dakota (USA) are not only among the most unusual and beautiful landscapes of North America, they are also one of the best sites for tertiary vertebrate fossils from the Oligocene (Chadron Formation = Titanotherium Beds and Brulé formation = Oreodon Beds / Protoceras Beds, tertiary , about 25-40 million years old). The oligözänen layers lie directly above the Pierre Shale (Maastricht, Upper Cretaceous, about 65 million years old). The Pierre Shale, Fox Hills Formation to which the part was formed from marine deposits and is very rich in fossils"