Barney's Dock site (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: New Jersey (39.0° N, 74.2° W: paleocoordinates 39.0° N, 73.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; unlithified, gray, argillaceous sandstone

• silty grayish sand with abundant clam fragments

Primary reference: W. B. Gallagher, D. C. Parris, B. S. Grandstaff and C. DeTample. 1989. Quaternary mammals from the continental shelf off New Jersey. The Mosasaur 4:101-110 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 65469: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 22.09.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Sirenia - Trichechidae
Trichechus sp. Linnaeus 1758 manatee
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castoroides sp. Foster 1838 giant beaver
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Tapirus sp. Brisson 1762 tapir
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Carnivora - Odobenidae
Odobenus sp. Brisson 1762 walrus
 Carnivora - Phocidae
Phoca sp. Linnaeus 1758 seal
 Xenarthra - Megalonychidae
Megalonyx sp. Harlan 1825 edentate
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Mammut sp. Blumenbach 1799 mastodon
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus sp. Brookes 1828 mammoth
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bison sp., "Symbos sp." = Bootherium
Bison sp. Hamilton-Smith 1827 bison
"Symbos sp." = Bootherium Harlan 1825 antelope
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Rangifer sp. Hamilton-Smith 1827 reindeer
Cervalces sp. Scott 1885 stag moose
 Cetacea -
Cetacea indet. Brisson 1762 whale