Astroscopus counterman Type Locality (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Calvert County, Maryland (38.3° N, 76.4° W: paleocoordinates 38.5° N, 74.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Little Cove Point Member (St. Marys Formation), Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: paralic; gray, blue claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by W. Counterman and J. Hooper

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

• Repository: Calvert Marine Museum vertebrate collection (CMM-V)

Primary reference: G. Carnevale, S. J. Godfrey, and T. W. Pietsch. 2011. Stargazer (Teleostei, Uranoscopidae) Cranial Remains from the Miocene Calvert Cliffs, Maryland, U.S.A. (St. Marys Formation, Chesapeake Group). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31(6):1200-1209 [S. Peters/S. McMullen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135808: authorized by Shanan Peters, entered by Sharon McMullen on 09.11.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Uranoscopiformes - Uranoscopidae
Astroscopus countermani n. sp. Carnevale et al. 2011
 Siluriformes - Ictaluridae
Ictalurus sp. Rafinesque 1820 catfish
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
Amia sp. Linnaeus 1766 bowfin
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteus sp. Agassiz 1843 gar