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Mowry Shale
Stratigraphic range: Late Cretaceous
Type Geological formation
Region Johnson County, Wyoming
Type section
Named by N. H. Darton in 1904
Mancos Mowry shale oil gas fields
Mancos Shale and Mowry shale oil and gas fields within the Uinta Basin and Piceance Basin
Uinta Piceance Basin stratigraphic column
Stratigraphic column showing the relationship of the Mancos and Mowry shales

The Mowry Shale is a Late Cretaceous geologic formation. The formation was named for Mowrie Creek, northwest of Buffalo in Johnson County, Wyoming. The Mowry crops out or occurs at depth in parts of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. It occurs within the following geologic regions:

Dinosaur remains diagnostic to the genus level are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.

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