Brandywine Lighthouse well, 825 ft (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Cape May County, New Jersey (39.0° N, 75.1° W: paleocoordinates 38.6° N, 66.6° W)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From "Jackson-age" deposits, which underlies the Kirkwood Fm (Miocene). AGE: "Jackson-age" in text; here assigned to Late Eocene. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From 825 ft in well.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified siltstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow marine, siliciclastic.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Sand, green. LITHIFICATION: Poorly lithified, on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Collected by McGee

Collection methods: core,

• COLLECTOR: T.C. McGee of the Artesian Well Drilling Company. REPOSITORY: New Jersey State Museum, ANSP.

Primary reference: H. G. Richards and A. Harbison. 1944. Well-boring at Brandywine Lighthouse in Delaware Bay. Part I. - Geology and Macrofossils. Notulae Naturae 132:1-14 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 92770: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 28.11.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda and bivalvia. NOMENCLATURE: Fairly antiquated nomenclature with species resolution assignments.
Lagenina
 Nodosariacea - Nodosariidae
Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Xanthidae
Xanthidae indet. MacLeay 1838 stone crab
Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Archaeobalanidae
Solidobalanus sp. Hoek 1913 barnacle
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Pecten (Chlamys) delawarensis n. sp." = Dhondtichlamys delawarensis
"Pecten (Chlamys) delawarensis n. sp." = Dhondtichlamys delawarensis Richards and Harbison 1944 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea compressirostra Say 1824 oyster
Gastropoda
 Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae