Bladen County Landfill Annex [Tar Heel Fm.] (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Bladen County, North Carolina (34.6° N, 78.6° W: paleocoordinates 35.0° N, 50.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tar Heel Formation (Black Creek Group), Early/Lower Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deltaic; lithology not reported

• The vertebrate fossils at these localities are from a lag deposit located at the top of the Tar Heel Formation. The Tar Heel Formation consists of deltaic facies in this part of North Carolina

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: E. S. Gaffney, H. Tong, and P. A. Meylan. 2006. Evolution of the side-necked turtles: The families Bothremydidae, Euraxemydidae, and Araripemydidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 300:1-318 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 128412: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 08.06.2012, edited by Patricia Holroyd

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Taxonomic list

 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpetontidae indet.2 Fox and Naylor 1982 tetrapod
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
Chedighaii sp.1 Gaffney et al. 2006 sideneck turtle
NCSM 23681, partial R maxilla and jugal
Bothremydina indet.1 Gaffney et al. 2006 sideneck turtle
NCSM 14577, 19721 14598, all quadrates
Bothremys sp.1 Leidy 1865 sideneck turtle
NCSM 14499, L mandible