"Blue Area" spoils piles (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Chesapeake & Delaware Canal

Where: New Castle County, Delaware (39.5° N, 75.7° W: paleocoordinates 38.9° N, 45.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Matawan Group, Campanian (83.6 - 72.1 Ma)

• spoils piles - no stratigraphy remaining

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; tabular, glauconitic, micaceous, black, gray, argillaceous, silty sandstone

• "thick-bedded, silty and clayey sand grading downward from pale gray to dark grayish black, glauconitic and micaceous"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by E. Hartstein

Collection methods: salvage,

Primary reference: D. Baird and P. M. Galton. 1981. Pterosaur bones from the Upper Cretaceous of Delaware. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 1(1):67-71 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 167538: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 20.03.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pterosauria -
? Pteranodon sp.1 Marsh 1876 pterosaur
PU 21820, 22359, cervical vertebra and humerus
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
"Globidens alabamaensis" = Globidens alabamensis2
"Globidens alabamaensis" = Globidens alabamensis2 Gilmore 1912 mosasaur
NJSM 12504 (cast of private specimen, E. Hartstein coll.)