Stratigraphic range: Pennsylvanian
|Overlies||Bloyd Formation, Johns Valley Formation|
|Named by||J.A. Taff|
Named after Atoka County, Oklahoma, the Atoka Formation is a geologic formation in central and western Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma, central and western Texas, and eastern New Mexico. It is the surface rock of the Boston Mountains and dominates exposures in the Frontal Ouachita Mountains of the Arkansas River Valley.
The Atoka Formation is a sequence of marine sandstones, siltstones, and shales, and may be as thick at 25,000 feet in the Ouachita Mountains. The formation is conformable with the Bloyd Shale in the Boston Mountains and the Johns Valley Formation in the Ouachita Mountains.
- C. arkansanus
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- "Stratigraphic Summary of the Arkansas River Valley and Ouachita Mountains". Arkansas Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
- Branson, Carl C. (May 1961). "New records of the Scyphomedusan Conostichus" (PDF). Oklahoma Geology Notes. 21 (5): 130–138. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
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