Also known as KT loc. 428
Where: Gloucester County, New Jersey (39.8° N, 75.2° W: paleocoordinates 40.2° N, 51.8° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Hornerstown Formation (Rancocas Group), Late/Upper Maastrichtian to Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 61.7 Ma)
• Mixed Maastrichtian-Danian assemblage from the main fossiliferous layer (most likely a Maastrichtian lag deposit)
•"articulated skeletons and other unworn material, including most of the birds, are more probably not reworked but part of a new phase of deposition in the earliest Paleocene (D. Parris, pers. comm.)" (Hope 2002).
•Described as the "main fossiliferous layer"
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; poorly lithified, glauconitic sandstone
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Collection methods: salvage, quarrying,
Primary reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notices of remains of extinct vertebrated animals of New Jersey, collected by Prof. Cook of the State Geological Survey under the direction of Dr. W. Kitchell. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:220-221 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details
Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis
PaleoDB collection 26819: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 05.11.2002, edited by Matthew Carrano, Jonathan Tennant, Patricia Holroyd, John Alroy and Philip Mannion
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