Name: Mazon Creek.
Location: Illinois.
Age: Pennsylvanian Carboniferous.
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References & Links

References:
1)
Baird, G.C. 1990. Mazon Creek. In D.E.G. Briggs and P.R. Crowther (eds.), Palaeobiology: a synthesis, Blackwell Scientific Publications, pp. 279-282.

2) Baird, G.C., Shabica, C.W., Anderson, J.L. & Richardson, E.S. 1985. Biota of a Pennsylvanian muddy coast:habitats within the Mazonian delta complex, Northeastern Illinois. Journal of Paleontology, 59, 253-281.

3) Baird, G.C., Sroka, S.D., Shabica, C.W. & Kuecher, G.J. 1986. Taphonomy of Middle Pennsylvanian Mazon Creek Area Fossil Localities, Northeast Illinois: Significance of Exceptional Fossil Preservation in Syngenetic Concretions. Palaios, 1, 271-285.

4) Briggs, D.E.G. 2001. Lagerstätten. In D.E.G. Briggs and P.R. Crowther (eds.), Palaeobiology II, Blackwell Science Ltd., pp. 328-332.

5) Kuecher, G.J., Woodland, B.G, Broadhurst, F.M. 1990. Evidence of deposition from individual tides and of tidal cycles from the Francis Creek Shale (host rock to the Mazon Creek Biota), Westphalian D (Pennsylvanian), northeast Illinois. Sedimentary Geology, 68, 211-221.

6) Seilacher, A. 1990. Taphonomy of Fossil-Lagerstätten. In D.E.G. Briggs and P.R. Crowther (eds.), Palaeobiology: a synthesis, Blackwell Scientific Publications, pp. 266-270.

Links:
7)
The Illinois State Musem's Mazon Creek pages.

http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/mazon_creek/about_mazon_creek.html

8) The University of Berkeley's Mazon Creek pages.

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/carboniferous/mazon.html

9) The University of Yale's Mazon Creek pages.

http://www.yale.edu/ypmip/locations/mazon.html

10) Northern Arizona University's pages of palaeogeographic reconstructions.

http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~rcb7/paleogeographic.html

11) The Illinois State Geological Survey's Tullimonstrum gregarium home page.

http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/servs/pubs/geobits-pub/geobit5/geobit5.html