Ellisdale Site: Judithian, New Jersey

List of taxa
Where & when
Geology
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Gastropoda - Naticidae
Albula sp. Röding 1798
synonym of Polinices
Chondrichthyes - Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina hassei Leriche 1929
Chondrichthyes - Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus sp. Agassiz 1837
Chondrichthyes - Hybodontiformes
Lissodus (Lonchidion) sp. Brough 1935
Chondrichthyes
Batomorphii indet. Capetta 1980
"unnamed freshwater ray"
Chondrichthyes - Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae
cf. Sclerorhynchus sp. Woodward 1889
    = ? Sclerorhynchus sp. Woodward 1889
Gallagher 1993
Ischyrhiza mira Leidy 1856
Chondrichthyes - Sclerorhynchiformes - Ptychotrygonidae
Ptychotrygon hooveri
Ptychotrygon vermiculata Cappetta 1975
Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Pseudohypolophus sp. Cappetta and Case 1975
Brachyrhizodus wichitaensis Romer 1942
Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Rhombodontidae
Rhombodus laevis Cappetta and Case 1975
Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Pseudocorax granti
Squalicorax kaupi (Agassiz 1843)
Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes
cf. Paranomotodon angustidens
    = Paranomotodon cf. angustidens
Gallagher 1993
Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Mitsukurinidae
Scapanorhynchus texanus (Roemer 1852)
Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Cretolamna appendiculata (Agassiz 1843)
"C. appendiculata lata"
Cretodus arcuata
Cretodus borodini (Cappetta and Case 1975)
Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Synodontaspis holmdelensis (Cappetta and Case 1975)
Odontaspis samhammeri
Chondrichthyes - Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Ginglymostoma sp. Müller and Henle 1838
    = Ginglymostoma globidens Cappetta and Case 1975
Gallagher 1993
Chondrichthyes - Chimaeriformes - Callorhynchidae
Ischyodus bifurcatus
Actinopteri - Acipenseriformes - Acipenseridae
Acipenser sp. Linnaeus 1758
Actinopteri - Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae
Paralbula casei Estes 1969
Actinopteri - Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
Enchodus petrosus Cope 1874
    = Enchodus ferox Leidy 1855
Gallagher 1993
Actinopteri - Sciaenidae
cf. Platacodon sp. Marsh 1889
Actinopteri - Ichthyodectiformes - Ichthyodectidae
Xiphactinus audax (Leidy 1870)
Actinopteri - Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodontidae indet. (Agassiz 1835)
Anomoeodus sp. Forir 1887
    = Anomoeodus phaseolus Hay 1899
Gallagher 1993
Actinopteri - Amiiformes - Amiidae
Amia cf. fragosa Jordan 1927
Actinopteri - Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Atractosteus occidentalis (Leidy 1856)
    = Atractosteus sp. Rafinesque 1820
Gallagher 1993
Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpetontidae indet. Fox and Naylor 1982
Gardner and DeMar 2013
Salientia
Anura indet. (Fischer von Waldheim 1813)
Gardner and DeMar 2013
Salientia - Pelobatidae
Eopelobates sp. Parker 1929
    = Pelobatidae indet. Lataste 1879
Gallagher 1993
Salientia
cf. Scotiophryne sp. Estes 1969
Gardner and DeMar 2013
cf. Theatonius sp. Fox 1976
Gardner and DeMar 2013
Salientia - Discoglossidae
Discoglossidae indet. Günther 1859
Denton and O'Neill 1998
Proteida - Batrachosauroididae
Opisthotriton sp. Auffenberg 1961
1 specimen
    = cf. Opisthotriton sp. Auffenberg 1961
Gallagher 1993
NJSM 14207
    = Parrisia neocesariensis n. gen., n. sp. Denton and O'Neill 1998
Denton and O'Neill 1998
Prodesmodon sp. Estes 1964
    = Salamandridae indet. Gray 1825
Gallagher 1993
    = Parrisia neocesariensis Denton and O'Neill 1998
Denton and O'Neill 1998
Urodela
cf. Proamphiuma sp. Estes 1969
Gardner and DeMar 2013
cf. Habrosaurus sp. Gilmore 1928
Gardner and DeMar 2013
Reptilia - Testudines
Corsochelys sp. Zangerl 1960
1 specimen
NJSM 14600
Reptilia - Testudines - Trionychidae
1 specimen
    = Trionyx halophila
Gallagher 1993
NJSM 12464
    = Trionychidae indet. Gray 1825
Alroy 2006
Reptilia - Testudines - Adocidae
Adocus beatus (Leidy 1865)
1 specimen
NJSM 12711
Reptilia - Testudines - Bothremydidae
Bothremys barberi (Schmidt 1940)
5 specimens
recombined as Chedighaii barberi
NJSM 12704–12707, 12718 (Gallagher, Parris, and Spamer, 1986: 25); identification confirmed by Gaffney et al. 2006
Reptilia - Theropoda
Theropoda indet. Marsh 1881
4 specimens
NJSM 14434, 14504, 14236, 13096
Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae
Dromaeosauridae indet. Colbert and Russell 1969
Brownstein 2018
two tooth morphotypes
Reptilia - Avetheropoda
Tyrannosauroidea indet. Walker 1964
Brownstein 2018
two tooth morphotypes
Dryptosaurus aquilunguis (Cope 1866)
Gallagher et al. 1986 7 specimens
(2 measurements)
    = Dryptosaurus sp. Marsh 1877
Grandstaff et al. 1992
    = cf. Dryptosaurus sp. Marsh 1877
Gallagher 1993
NJSM 13087, 12436, 13095, 13734, 14158, 14404
cf. Dryptosaurus sp. Marsh 1877
Brownstein 2018
two tooth morphotypes
Ornithomimosauria indet. (Barsbold 1976)
Brownstein 2018
Coelosaurus sp. Leidy 1865
Denton and Gallagher 1989
nomen dubium belonging to Ornithomimosauria
Reptilia
Ornithopoda indet. Marsh 1881
Reptilia - Hadrosauridae
Hadrosauridae indet. Cope 1869
Gallagher 1993 25 specimens
NJSM 11365, 14036, 14163, 14510, 12703, 13771, 13089, 14229, 14582, 14514, 13086, 12133, 13932, 12134, 14266, 14201, 13897, 13104, 14590, 14227, 14228, 14387, 13090, 12713, 15058
cf. Edmontosaurus sp. Lambe 1917
Gallagher 1993 1 specimen
NJSM 12132
Hadrosaurus sp. Leidy 1858
Hypsibema crassicauda Cope 1869
1 specimen
nomen dubium belonging to Hadrosauridae
NJSM 12702
Reptilia - Crocodylia
cf. Leidyosuchus sp. Lambe 1907
2 specimens
    = Leidyosuchus sp. Lambe 1907
Gallagher 1993
NJSM 13099, 14598
    = Crocodylia indet. Owen 1842
Alroy 2007
Reptilia
Diplocynodon sp. Pomel 1847
2 specimens
NJSM 14597, 14363
Reptilia - Alligatoridae
cf. Allognathosuchus sp. Mook 1921
8 specimens
    = aff. Allognathosuchus sp. Mook 1921
Gallagher 1993
NJSM 14506, 14190, 14221–5, 14580
Reptilia
Deinosuchus sp. Holland 1909
5 specimens
    = Deinosuchus rugosus Emmons 1858
Gallagher 1993
NJSM 10854, 12463, 13772, 13933, 13929
cf. Deinosuchus rugosus (Emmons 1858)
Brownstein 2019
NJSM 16568
cf. Brachychampsa sp. Gilmore 1911
numerous specimens, mostly broken teeth and scutes, NJSM
Reptilia - Squamata - Anguidae
? Anguidae indet. Gray 1825
Gallagher 1993 1 specimen
NJSM 14209
Glyptosaurinae indet. Marsh 1872
Denton and O'Neill 1993
cf. Odaxosaurus sp. Gilmore 1928
cf. Machaerosaurus sp. Gilmore 1928
Denton and O'Neill 1993
Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae
cf. Halisaurus sp. Marsh 1869
Reptilia - Squamata
Lacertilia indet. (Owen 1842)
Gallagher 1993 6 specimens
NJSM 14210, 14525, 14211, 14599, 14302
Reptilia - Squamata - Globauridae
Contogenys sp. Estes 1969
1 specimen
    = ? Contogenys sp. Estes 1969
Gallagher 1993
NJSM 14205
Reptilia - Squamata - Chamopsiidae
cf. Haptosphenus sp. Estes 1964
Chamops sp. Marsh 1892
43 specimens
    = Prototeius stageri n. gen., n. sp. Denton and O'Neill 1995
Denton and O'Neill 1995
NJSM 15668
Leptochamops sp. Estes 1964
1 specimen
    = Prototeius stageri Denton and O'Neill 1995
Denton and O'Neill 1995
Mammalia
Alphadon lulli Clemens 1966
recombined as Protalphadon lulli
Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Stagodontidae
cf. Didelphodon sp. Marsh 1889
Grandstaff et al. 2000
Mammalia - Multituberculata - Cimolomyidae
cf. Cimolomys clarki Sahni 1972
Mammalia - Multituberculata - Cimolodontidae
Cimolodontidae indet. Marsh 1889
see common names

Geography
Country:United States State/province:New Jersey County:Monmouth
Coordinates: 40.3° North, 74.3° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:39.4° North, 44.0° West
Basis of coordinate:based on political unit
Altitude:110 meters
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Time
Period:Cretaceous Epoch:Late/Upper Cretaceous
Stage:Campanian 10 m.y. bin:Cretaceous 7
*Period:Late/Upper Cretaceous *Epoch:Senonian
*International age/stage:Late/Upper Campanian *Local age/stage:Judithian
Key time interval:Judithian
Age range of interval:83.50000 - 70.60000 m.y. ago
* legacy (obsolete) database fields
Stratigraphy
Geological group:Matawan Formation:Marshalltown
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:pebbly,sideritic,intraclastic unlithified sandstone
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: "normally not lithified... coarser sandy layer... characterized by siderite clay pebbles"
Environment:estuary/bay
Geology comments: "estuarine channel... storm deposit"
Taphonomy
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils,mesofossils
Disassociated minor elements:many
Size sorting:poor
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:bulk,sieve
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Taxonomic list comments:locality is very close to the triple junction of Monmouth, Burlington, and Mercer counties: see Gallagher et al. 1986KA date of 71.6 +/- 1.35 on glauconite is rejected by the authors because glauconite dates often are anomalously young
Metadata
Database number:14455
Authorizer:J. Alroy, P. Holroyd, P. Mannion, M. Carrano Enterer:J. Alroy, P. Holroyd, P. Mannion, M. Carrano, K. Maguire
Modifier:M. Carrano Research group:marine invertebrate,vertebrate
Created:1994-04-30 00:00:00 Last modified:2014-10-30 16:17:42
Access level:the public Released:1994-04-30 00:00:00
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

1691. B. S. Grandstaff, D. C. Parris, R. K. Denton, Jr. and W. B. Gallagher. 1992. Alphadon (Marsupialia) and Multituberculata (Allotheria) in the Cretaceous of eastern North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 12(2):217-222 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]

Secondary references:

6294 J. Alroy. 2002. Synonymies and reidentifications of North American fossil mammals. [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]
18120 J. Alroy. 2006. Synonymies and reidentifications of North American fossil vertebrates. [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]
19636 J. Alroy. 2007. Synonymies and reidentifications of North American fossil vertebrates and so forth. [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]
66642 C. D. Brownstein. 2018. The distinctive theropod assemblage of the Ellisdale site of New Jersey and its implications for North American dinosaur ecology and evolution during the Cretaceous. Journal of Paleontology 1-15 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]
68806 C. D. Brownstein. 2019. First Record of a Small Juvenile Giant Crocodyliform and its Ontogenetic and Biogeographic Implications. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 60(1):81-90 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]
26916 R. K. Denton and R. C. O'Neill. 1995. Prototeius stageri, gen. et sp. nov., a new teiid lizard from the Upper Cretaceous Marshalltown Formation of New Jersey, with a preliminary phylogenetic revision of the Teiidae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 15(2):235-253 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]
10535 R. K. Denton, Jr. 1990. A revision of the theropod Dryptosaurus (Laelaps) aquilunguis (Cope 1869). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 10(3, suppl.):20A [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/J. Alroy]
10522 R. K. Denton, Jr. and W. Gallagher. 1989. Dinosaurs of the Ellisdale site, Late Cretaceous (Campanian) of New Jersey. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 9(3, suppl.):18A [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
14702ETE R. K. Denton, Jr. and R. C. O'Neill. 1993. "Precocious" squamates from the Late Cretaceous of New Jersey, including the earliest record of a North American iguanian. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 13(3, suppl.):32A-33A [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
6959 R. K. Denton, Jr. and R. C. O'Neill. 1998. Parrisia neocesariensis, a new batrachosauroidid salamander and other amphibians from the Campanian of eastern North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18(3):484-494 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]
27976 E. S. Gaffney, H. Tong, and P. A. Meylan. 2006. Evolution of the side-necked turtles: The families Bothremydidae, Euraxemydidae, and Araripemydidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 300:1-318 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]
10528 W. B. Gallagher. 1989. Comparative taphonomy of bone concentrations in the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 9(3, suppl.):22A [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
54671 W. B. Gallagher. 1993. The Cretaceous/Tertiary mass extinction event in the North Atlantic coastal plain. The Mosasaur 5:75-154 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
1580ETE W. B. Gallagher, D. C. Parris, and E. E. Spamer. 1986. Paleontology, biostratigraphy, and depositional environments of the Cretaceous-Tertiary transition in the New Jersey coastal plain. The Mosasaur 3:1-35 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Carrano]
65027 J. D. Gardner and D. E. DeMar. 2013. Mesozoic and Palaeocene lissamphibian assemblages of North America: a comprehensive review. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 93:459-515 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]
1692 B. S. Grandstaff, W. B. Gallagher, K. Shannon and D. C. Parris. 2000. New discoveries of Late Cretaceous mammals in eastern North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20(3):46A [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Ju]
10529 B. S. Grandstaff and D. C. Parris. 1989. Juvenile turtles in the Ellisdale Local Fauna: Campanian of New Jersey. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 9(3, suppl.):23A [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
14709ETE B. S. Grandstaff and D. C. Parris. 1993. Distribution of taxa in an estuarine fauna from the Late Cretaceous of New Jersey (Ellisdale Site). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 13(3, suppl.):38A [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]
10530 D. C. Parris and B. S. Grandstaff. 1989. Nonmarine microvertebrates of the Ellisdale Local Fauna: Campanian of New Jersey. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 9(3, suppl.):35A [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]