Vincentown, NJ, USA, Danian (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: New Jersey (39.9° N, 74.7° W: paleocoordinates 40.2° N, 52.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Vincentown Formation, Danian (66.0 - 61.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; poorly lithified, sandy limestone

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: replaced with calcite

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: H. W. Rasmussen. 1951. Cretaceous Ophiuroidea from Germany, Sweden, Spain and New Jersey. Saertryk af Meddelelser fra Dansk Geologisk Forening 12:48-56 [L. Villier/J. Millet]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 58941: authorized by Loic Villier, entered by Julien Millet on 01.03.2006, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Cidaris splendens Morton 1841 pencil urchin
 Ophiurida - Ophiosphalmidae
Ophiomusium stephensoni brittle star
15 radial shields, 6 interrradial marginal plates, 325 lateral arm plates, 1 vertebral ossicle
 Ophiurida - Ophiuridae
? Ophiura cf. serrata Roemer 1841 brittle star
44 dorsal arm plates, 1 ventral arm plate, 725 lateral arm plates, 58 vertebral ossicles
 Ophiacanthida - Ophiacanthidae
? Ophiacantha sp. Müller and Troschel 1842 brittle star
65 lateral arm plates
 Ophiacanthida - Ophiocomidae
"? Amphiura senonensis" = Ophiocoma senonensis
"? Amphiura senonensis" = Ophiocoma senonensis Valette 1914 brittle star
14 lateral arm plates
 Valvatida - Goniasteridae
"Goniaster mammillata" = Recurvaster mammillatus
"Goniaster mammillata" = Recurvaster mammillatus Gabb 1876 sea star
 Valvatida - Stauranderasteridae
"Pentaceros asperulus" = Hadranderaster asperulus
"Pentaceros asperulus" = Hadranderaster asperulus Weller 1907 sea star
 Comatulida - Bourgueticrinidae
Rhizocrinus cylindricus Weller 1907 Feather star
 Isocrinida - Isselicrinidae
"Pentacrinus bryani" = Isselicrinus bryani
"Pentacrinus bryani" = Isselicrinus bryani Gabb 1876 Sea lily