Nam Phong Formation
The Nam Phong Formation is the basal unit of the Khorat Group. It consists of resistant, red-brown micaceous sandstones, conglomerates, siltstone and mudstone of mainly fluvial origin. The sandstones are medium to very fine-grained and are usually calcareous. The conglomerates contain pebbles of quartz, brown and grey chert, and reddish brown siltstone. Cross bedding and plane-bed stratification are common in the sandstones and conglomerates. The sandstones and conglomerates make up approximately 30% of the formation. This sedimentary rock formation is found in Khon Kaen Province, Thailand. It is of Norian to Rhaetian age (Upper Triassic) to (Lower Jurassic) age, and is notable for its fossils of early dinosaurs.
|Nam Phong Formation
Stratigraphic range: Upper Triassic
|Unit of||Khorat Group|
|Underlies||Phu Kradung Fm|
|Overlies||Indosinian II Uncomformity|
|Region||Khorat Plateau Basin|
Uncertain or tentative taxa are in small text;
|Vertebrates reported from the Nam Phong Formation|
"Associated fragmentary vertebrae, ribs, chevrons, scapula, sternal, femur."
- Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Late Triassic, Asia)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 525–527. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.
- "Table 13.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 261.
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