Farmingdale (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Monmouth County, New Jersey (40.3° N, 74.3° W: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 70.3° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Asbury Park Member (Kirkwood Formation), Early/Lower Hemingfordian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• said to be early Hemingfordian

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. H. Tedford and M. E. Hunter. 1984. Miocene marine-nonmarine correlations, Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains, North America. Palaeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 47:129-151 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 17910: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 27.09.1993, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

• underlies Alloway Clay Mbr.
said to be early Hemingfordian, but includes some key Harrisonian taxa, as noted by Lucas et al. 1998
"Diceratherium matutinum": status unclear, not mentioned by Prothero 1998d
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Menoceras cf. barbouri1 Wood 1964 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equidae indet.1 Gray 1821 horse
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canidae indet.2 Fischer 1817 canid
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
"Perchoerus (Dicotyles) antiquus" = Hesperhys antiquus3
"Perchoerus (Dicotyles) antiquus" = Hesperhys antiquus3 Marsh 1870 peccary
called "Hesperhys='Cynorca'" by Gallagher et al. 1995
 Ungulata - Entelodontidae
Entelodontidae indet.1, "Ammodon leidyanum n. sp." = Daeodon shoshonensis3
Entelodontidae indet.1 Lydekker 1883 even-toed ungulate
"Ammodon leidyanum n. sp." = Daeodon shoshonensis3 Cope 1878 even-toed ungulate
exact locality unknown: YPM catalog states Farmingdale
 Ungulata - Protoceratidae
Prosynthetoceras sp. Patton 1967 protoceratid
this is Prosynthetoceras sensu stricto and is from "Locality 326, Shark River, west of the Garden State Parkway": Patton and Taylor 1971