Cliffwood Beach (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Monmouth County, New Jersey (40.4° N, 74.2° W: paleocoordinates 35.5° N, 40.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Magothy Clay Formation, Turonian (93.9 - 89.8 Ma)

• ?Magothy Clay, ?Turonian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; claystone and sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast

Reposited in the YPM

Primary reference: W. B. Gallagher. 1984. Paleoecology of the Delaware Valley region. Part II: Cretaceous to Quartenary. The Mosasaur 2:9-43 [M. Uhen/M. Shalap/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 129837: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 29.06.2012, edited by Matthew Carrano

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Callianassidae
Callianassa sp. Leach 1814 decapod
Mollusca indet. Linnaeus 1758
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
Chedighaii sp. Gaffney et al. 2006 sideneck turtle