San Fernando Formation, Trinidad and Tobago

The San Fernando Formation is a geologic formation in Trinidad and Tobago. The open marine claystones preserve fossils dating back to the Oligocene period.[1]

San Fernando Formation
Stratigraphic range: Oligocene
TypeFormation
Sub-unitsFlat Rock Member
Lithology
PrimaryClaystone
Location
Coordinates10°18′N 61°30′W / 10.3°N 61.5°W / 10.3; -61.5Coordinates: 10°18′N 61°30′W / 10.3°N 61.5°W / 10.3; -61.5
Approximate paleocoordinates9°00′N 56°18′W / 9.0°N 56.3°W / 9.0; -56.3
Country Trinidad and Tobago
Type section
Named forSan Fernando

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  • R. M. Stainforth. 1948. Description, correlation, and paleoecology of Tertiary Cipero Marl, Trinidad, BWI. Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists 32(7):1292-1330