Catalogue of Cretaceous sediments collected during the first InterAmerican Micropaleontological Colloquium in Texas, U.S.A., 19-30 July 1970

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Webb, P.N. 1971 Catalogue of Cretaceous sediments collected during the first InterAmerican Micropaleontological Colloquium in Texas, U.S.A., 19-30 July 1970. Lower Hutt: New Zealand Geological Survey. Report NZGS 51 36 p.

Abstract: The First Interamerican Micropaleontological Colloquium took place in Texas between 19 and 30 July 1970. The meeting commenced and concluded in Dallas. The afternoon of July 20 was devoted to an orientation meeting during which field leaders discussed various aspects of Cretaceous stratigraphy and micropaleontology in the Texas portion of the Guf Coast Province. The orientation meeting was followed by a ten day excursion to important Upper Cretaceous localities between Dallas in the northeast of Texas, and extending southwest through Waco, Austin and San Antonio to Del Rio on the Mexican border. Delegates from the United States represented the major academic and commercial institutions and companies and included many prominent micropaleontologists. The Colloquium was successful in attracting a large number of foreign micropaleontologists and the countries represented included Canada, United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico, Chile, Nigeria, Holland, West Germany, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. A stimulating daily field programme and some long evening sessions over microscopes in motel rooms [provided an excellent opportunity for the exchange of Cretaceous information both at the local and international level. In total I collected 137 samples. These are now curated and stored in the Foreign Collection (registration numbers F101086-101223) of microfaunal samples, NZ Geological Survey. It is exceptionally rich and includes topotypes of many Cushman, Plummer, Carsey and Pessagno species, to mention just a few (auth)