Bellmawr Landfill (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Camden County, New Jersey (39.9° N, 75.1° W: paleocoordinates 39.0° N, 44.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Matawan Group, Campanian (83.6 - 72.1 Ma)

• Merchantville, Woodbury, and Marshalltown Formations

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, micaceous, brown, gray, green claystone

• light grayish-brown to greenish-gray micaceous clay

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: W. B. Gallagher. 1984. Paleoecology of the Delaware Valley region. Part II: Cretaceous to Quartenary. The Mosasaur 2:9-43 [M. Uhen/M. Shalap/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 124222: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 08.02.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Nephropidae
Hoploparia sp. McCoy 1849 clawed lobster
Polychaeta
 Serpulimorpha -
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
 Ostreida - Flemingostreidae
Agerostrea sp. Vialov 1936 oyster
 Cardiida - Gastrochaenidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium tenuistriatum" = Granocardium tenuistriatum
"Cardium tenuistriatum" = Granocardium tenuistriatum Whitfield 1885 cockle
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
 Poromyida - Poromyidae
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
 Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Placenticeratidae
Placenticeras placenta DeKay 1828 ammonite
 Ammonitida - Scaphitidae
Scaphites hippocrepis DeKay 1828 ammonite
Chondrichthyes
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae
Ischyrhiza mira Leidy 1856 cartilaginous fish
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis sp. Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
 Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae
Scapanorhynchus texanus Roemer 1852 goblin shark
 Chimaeriformes - Callorhynchidae
Ischyodus sp. Egerton 1843 plownose chimaera
Actinopteri
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
Enchodus ferox Leidy 1855
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Reptilia
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasauridae indet. Gervais 1852 mosasaur