Rancocas Creek, south branch (Paleocene of the United States)

Also known as Vincentown

Where: Burlington County, New Jersey (39.9° N, 74.8° W: paleocoordinates 40.1° N, 55.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Vincentown Formation (Rancocas Group), Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; brown, yellow, calcareous sandstone

• "cream-colored to light brown highly fossiliferous limesand with indurated limestone layers"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: H. W. Miller. 1955. Some Eocene reptiles from New Jersey. Notulae Naturae 268:1-5 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 124965: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 01.03.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Lagenina
 Nodosariacea - Nodosariidae
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Volutoderma sp. Gabb 1877 volute
Gymnolaemata
 Cheilostomata - Coscinopleuridae
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Lamna sp. Cuvier 1816 mackerel shark
Aves
  -
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
Reptilia
 Squamata -
Serpentes indet. Linnaeus 1758 snake
 Squamata - Palaeophiidae
 Squamata - Boidae
Cheilophis huerfanoensis Gilmore 1938 boa
Echinoidea
  -
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Cidaris splendens Morton 1841 pencil urchin
Crinoidea
  -
Pentacrinus bryani Gabb 1876 Sea lily
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Trochocyathus sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum mortoni Vaughan 1900 stony coral
 Octocorallia -