Revisión estratigráfica y edad de la Formación (Aloformación) Mayrán en el área de Parras, Coahuila, México

Samuel Eguiluz de Antuñano1,*, Oscar Carranza-Castañeda2

1Geólogo consultor, Circuito Julio Verne 190, Ciudad de Pachuca, Hidalgo, CP 42080, México.
2Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Campus Juriquilla, Centro de Geociencias, Boulevard Juriquilla 3001, Juriquilla, Querétaro, CP 76230, México.

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This paper discusses the stratigraphy of the Mayrán Formation, and intends to redefine it as an alloformation. The lower part of the alloformation consists of interbedded limestone and sandstone, and the upper succession is tufa and shaly limestone. Both sequences show internal unconformities caused by interruptions during their deposition. The Mayrán alloformation is undeformed and underlie the Upper Cretaceous Difunta Group in angular unconformity , whereas the upper contact is a parallel unconformity (paraconformity) with Holocene soils. The proposed Mayrán Alloformation stratotype is exposed south of the Palo Alto locality, with reference sections in the Cruz Verde and El Durazno plateaus, northeast of Parras de la Fuente, Coahuila state. Based on their stratigraphy, Equus molars, and isotopic ages, these lithostratigraphic units range in age from Pliocene to Pleistocene.

Keywords: Mayrán, alloformation, Pliocene, Pleistocene, tufa, Equus, Coahuila.