Charleston basin (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Ashley River

Where: Charlston County, South Carolina (32.8° N, 80.0° W: paleocoordinates 26.6° N, 41.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Cretaceous (145.0 - 66.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; marl

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: F. S. Holmes. 1849. Notes on the geology of Charleston, SC. American Journal of Science 7:187-201 [M. Carrano/H. Street]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 107399: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Hallie Street on 07.04.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasaurus sp. Parkinson 1822 mosasaur
3 vertebrae