Burlington County 'greensand' (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Burlington County, New Jersey (39.9° N, 74.7° W: paleocoordinates 37.7° N, 42.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

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

• 'Greensand'

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; glauconitic sandstone

• 'greensand'

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by L. T. Germain, W. J. Taylor; reposited in the ANSP

Primary reference: J. Leidy. 1865. Cretaceous reptiles of the United States. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 192:1-135 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 129263: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 22.06.2012, edited by Matthew Carrano and Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Crossognathiformes - Pachyrhizodontidae
"Conosaurops bowmani" = Conosaurus bowmani2
"Conosaurops bowmani" = Conosaurus bowmani2 Gibbes 1851
alveolar fragments of jaws with teeth
Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantrionychidae
Trionyx priscus Cope 1869 turtle
The museum of the Academy of Natural Sciences contains a small portion of a costal plate of a Trionyx, from the Green-sand of Burlington County, New.Jersey. The fragment, together with its costal ridge, is nearly half an inch in thickness; the plate away from the ridge is about three lines and a half in thickness.
 Testudines - Pancheloniidae
"Chelone ornata" = Peritresius ornatus
"Chelone ornata" = Peritresius ornatus Leidy 1856 turtle
 Crocodylia -
Holops brevispinus1 Cope 1867 crocodilian