mosasaur (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: New Jersey (40.4° N, 74.0° W: paleocoordinates 38.0° N, 41.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Late/Upper Cretaceous (100.5 - 66.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, sandy lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: W. B. Gallagher. 2005. Recent mosasaur discoveries from New Jersey and Delaware, USA: stratigraphy, taphonomy and implications for mosasaur extinction. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences 84(3):241-245 [M. Uhen/M. Shalap/M. Shalap]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123917: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Margaret Shalap on 02.02.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasaurus sp. Parkinson 1822 mosasaur