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Snowshoe Formation
Stratigraphic range: Toarcian-Bathonian
~180–164Ma
Type Formation
Sub-units South Fork, Warm Springs, Basey, Schoolhouse, Silvies & Weberg members
Lithology
Primary Mudstone, limestone
Other Sandstone
Location
Coordinates 44°00′N 119°24′W / 44.0°N 119.4°W / 44.0; -119.4Coordinates: 44°00′N 119°24′W / 44.0°N 119.4°W / 44.0; -119.4
Approximate paleocoordinates 33°48′N 58°30′W / 33.8°N 58.5°W / 33.8; -58.5
Region Oregon
Country  United States
Extent Snake River Basin

The Snowshoe Formation is a geologic formation in Oregon. It preserves fossils dating back to the Toarcian to Bathonian stages of the Early to Middle Jurassic period.

Fossil content

Among others, the following fossils have been reported from the formation:

  • Loricata
    • Zoneait nargorum
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