New Egypt Formation (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Monmouth County County, New Jersey (40.1° N, 74.6° W: paleocoordinates 40.4° N, 50.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: New Egypt Formation, Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• Lower (Shrewsbury) member of the New Egypt Formation, covered by the overlying Hornerstown Formation.

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified sandstone

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: G. R. Case, P.D. Borodin, and J.J. Leggett. 2001. Fossil selachians from the New Egypt Formation (Upper Cretaceous, Late Maastrichtian) of Arneytown, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 261(Lfg. 4-6):113-124 [J. Kriwet/W. Glaeser]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 61807: authorized by Juergen Kriwet, entered by Wolfgang Glaeser on 03.07.2006

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina hassei Leriche 1929 angel shark
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatos casieri Herman 1975 guitarfish
 Rajiformes -
Protoplatyrhina renae Case 1978 guitarfish
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Ptychotrygonidae
Ptychotrygon sp. Jaekel 1894 elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis newegyptensis n. sp. whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Rhombodontidae
Rhombodus laevis Cappetta and Case 1975 stingray
Rhombodus binkhorsti Dames 1881 stingray
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Squalicorax kaupi Agassiz 1843 crow shark
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Serratolamna serrata mackerel shark
Cretolamna appendiculata Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus creamridgensis n. sp. bullhead shark
 Orectolobiformes -
Brachaelurus hornerstownensis n. sp. carpet shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Ginglymostoma cuspidata n. sp. nurse shark
 Orectolobiformes - Hemiscylliidae
Chiloscyllium sp. Müller and Henle 1837 carpet shark
Hemiscyllium sp. Smith 1837 carpet shark