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Williams Fork Formation
Stratigraphic range: Campanian (Edmontonian)
~84–71Ma
Type Geological formation
Unit of Mesaverde Group
Lithology
Primary Mudstone
Other Sandstone
Location
Coordinates 40°00′N 108°48′W / 40.0°N 108.8°W / 40.0; -108.8Coordinates: 40°00′N 108°48′W / 40.0°N 108.8°W / 40.0; -108.8
Approximate paleocoordinates 47°30′N 80°18′W / 47.5°N 80.3°W / 47.5; -80.3
Region Colorado
Country  United States

The Williams Fork Formation is a Campanian (Edmontonian) geologic formation of the Mesaverde Group in Colorado. Dinosaur remains are among the fossils, most notably Pentaceratops sternbergii, that have been recovered from the formation, although none have yet been referred to a specific genus. Other fossils found in the formation are ammonites, Neosuchia, and the mammal Meniscoessus collomensis.

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